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 #6, High Bluff School

Closed 1952 and converted to a house.  From Marengo, proceed north on County V66 to County F15 and turn east.  Proceed about 3 miles to PP Ave and turn north.  The school is approximately 1/2 mile north, and on the west side of the road.  The original front door now has a porch enclosing it, while a new door has been made in the middle window position on the south side of the building.

The first photo showing the original school, is copied from Owen Jones' book, "One-Room School Houses: Iowa County, Iowa 1844 -1966."
Photographed 9/8/12

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