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, August 10, 2013

Clear Creek #1, Shay School

West of Coralville, on old U.S. 6.  From Highway 965/Coral Ridge Avenue, proceed west on Commerce Drive to its junction with Heartland Drive, and turn left (SSW), following the road onto the old US6 roadbed.  The school is on the south side of the road, last house prior to the intersection with the short drive connecting back to U.S. 6.  The school was moved about 200 feet west of its original location, and converted to a home.  The front faces west.
Photographed 8/10/13

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