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, November 2, 2014

Putnam #1, Union School

Located at 203 Hardshell Rd, now a home with a large addition added onto the NE corner.  From Ely, proceed east on Banner Valley Rd to its end at Palisades Access Rd, then turn north.  Proceed a very short distance to Dolezal Rd and then turn east to Hardshell.  The school is on the NE corner.  One may also arrive via State Highway 1 north of Solon to 7 Sisters Rd.  Proceed west on 7 Sisters and it will intersect Hardshell when 7 Sisters becomes low maintenance dirt.  Just follow Hardshell to the next intersection, which is Dolezal.  The front of the building is obstructed by trees.
Photographed on 11/2/14

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