ORIGINS

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 24, 2013

English #5, Boltz School


Closed in 1935.  Originally NW of English on the NE corner of 310th St and J Avenue.  In ca. 1946 the school was moved north 1.5 miles to the SE corner of 295th St. and J Ave and converted into a house.  An addition was constructed on the north side; house faces west, with smaller addition on the south side.
Photographed 8/24/13

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