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

Monday, October 14, 2013

New Oregon #8


Built in 1865, the school was located on the west side of  Timber Ave, 1/2 mile north of 200th St.  It was replaced by a brick building, and the wooden structure was moved to Protivin where it was used for storage.  It was then moved to the Borlaug Farm on 200th St, 1/2 mile west of Timber Ave, for preservation.  
The brick building was converted to a home.
Photographed 10/12/13

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