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

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Harrison Township, Little Rock School.


German School, built 1889, for the Zion Evangelical German Church; faces south.  Was use at least as late as 1959.  Current owner, who did restoration, says his grandfather and grandfather’s two sisters attended there in 1903.  After use as a school it was built into a kitchen and had other building attached for use as community center.  Later went to a Saddle Club. From US218, turn west on County J56 to the small village of Primrose.  Turn south on 143rd Ave, and go a couple blocks south to the end at 197th Street; the school is on the NW corner.  Externally restored except west side has garage door installed.
Photographed 9/14/13

The following photos are provided via Val Root.  The first one is ca.1950, while the second one shows the state it was in prior to restoration.

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