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

Monday, October 14, 2013

Burr Oak Township #8, Lost Nation School

This school is located about two miles SW of Burr Oak, at 3499 248th Ave, which is about 1.25 miles west of US52 if 350th St went through.  Accessible via 355th or 348th St.  Derelict. (on west side of road).

We found this school thanks to the daughter of the owner of the farm, Lisa Zidlicky Meyers.
Photographed 10/12/13


Todd Heald said...

Is there any other information available about this old school house? I used to live on that farm as a kid and I always wondered what the story was.

Glenn E. Chatfield said...

I don't know. All I know is that the owner saw our blog and emailed me to tell me about it so I could photograph it. You might check with the owner (address as above) about information. Otherwise, county records are a good place to start.