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, September 16, 2012

Newport #5, Rapid Creek/Old Brick School

From I-80 junction with State Hwy 1, proceed north about a mile on SR1 to Rapid Creek Road.  The school is NE of the intersection, set back from the highway.  Now a home.  The road used to pass on the north side of the school and can now be seen as a trace.

The first photo is taken from Highway 1, looking east, to show the lot with the garage.  Old trace passes on the left side of this photo.
This photo was taken from the same location, but zoomed up to show the west side of the building, which has been substantially modified, although most exterior modifications are on the east and south sides, hidden by trees and fencing.
This last photo was taken from a position slightly north of the previous ones, so the zoom lens could show the north side of the structure.
Photographed 4/6/12

The following photos taken on 2/14/15 when trees were more bare give a bit better view overall.  The first shot is the NW side.
This next photo shows the trace of the original road which was rerouted to the south side of the school.
West-northwest side of the school:
West side of the school:

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