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 15, 2013

Cedar Township, Mt. Hamill School

Much larger than one room, probably a Consolidated School.  From US218, turn west on 130th St and proceed to 160th Ave/W55 and then turn south to 140th St, and then turn west. Go 1/2 mile to 155th Ave and turn south to Mt. Hamill.  First street on right/west is 142nd St; turn there and go one block to the school, which sits on 154th Ave just south of of 142nd.

This first shot is the south side of the school.
This shot is of the north side.
Photographed 9/14/13

The following photos were provided via Val Root

A good history of the school can be found at:

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