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.
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.