I grew up in a small Ohio town, and I rode the school bus from 1st through 12th grades. My bus ride always included a country road on which every school day we saw a one-room brick school house. (SW corner of Stine Rd and Enon-Xenia Pike). As the years went by, I watched this wonderful, familiar friend fall apart. After I married, the school really began to deteriorate. Every time we visited the area I would want to take a photo of the school, but never did. Finally, when we went specifically for the task, the school was gone. It was a huge loss for me and, since that time, whenever we pass a one-room school, it is a joy to stop to take a picture or two. Thus, our collection here, and the one with schools in other states. Jill :oD

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Benton #?, Lower Stone School

Built in the 1880s, this school’s roof was destroyed by a fire in the 1940s.  At some point in time the school was used as an art gallery, but is now used for storage.  Proceed north out of Shellsburg on County W26 4.7 miles to 59th St, and then proceed .9 mile east to the school on the south side of the road.
Photographed 8/4/12


Anonymous said...

This my dad's he has owned it for about 30 yrs
It is his workshop not storage, he is a woodworker.
The floor needs to be replaced and to dangerous to walk on.
He has the material to redo it but has been sick and not able to.
The schoolhouse is his pride and joy and is his getaway,he goes up there every day

Glenn E. Chatfield said...

Thank you for that information.

The person who told us where to find this is who told us it was used for storage.

DO you by any chance know the ID of the school?