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

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Washington #2, Union School

Built ca. 1900, closed ca. 1952.  From Marengo, proceed north on County V66 to County F15 and turn east and go approximately 1/2 mile to MM Ave and turn north. Upon reaching 110th Street, turn east to N Ave and the school will be on the NE corner of that intersection.  Currently undergoing restoration.  The original middle front door has been closed and a new door is installed in a window location to the right of the original door.  One of the windows to the left of the original door has long ago been sealed.

This first photo is taken from west of the school on 110th St as you approach the school.
This photo is of the south side of the school.
The school's front, with lots of work left to do!
The north side of the building, with a new, smaller casement replacing the larger window.
Photographed 9/8/12

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