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

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Flannery School

Flannery School.  Used from 1935 to 1969, move to present location in 1975 (previous location not noted).  Depart Clinton northbound on US67/3rd St.  At Cragmor US67 breaks left off of 3rd St; turn east on Cragmor followed by an immediate turn north onto 3rd St. and proceed about 500 ft.  The school is on the right an sits well back from the road and faces west.  A sign is right next to the road.

The shots of the interior were made by holding the camera against the window and attempting to focus through the glass.  The first shot is a zoom of the blackboard information about the school.

Photographed on 10/8/14

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