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, April 5, 2015

Putnam #?, Roger's Grove School

Proceed east out of Ely on Banner Valley Rd to Roger’s Grove Rd and turn north.  Continue north on Roger’s Grove Rd for about 2 miles to Ivanhoe Road.  At Ivanhoe turn east and proceed about 3/4 mile to Old School Rd, which is only on the north side and is a dead end road.  The school was on the NW corner;  all that is left of the school is the foundation, and the rubble which has collapsed into it.

(This link has a photo of this school in 1981)

This first photo was taken from the road intersection.
After climbing up the hill, we were able to photograph the foundation from looking over the fence.
Walking along the roadside a bit further north, this shot abeam the north end of the foundation is looking WSW.
Climbing up to the fence gives a closer view, looking SSW.
Walking a bit further north, we can see the north end of the foundation.
Here is the north side of the foundation.
One last shot from farther north on Old School road, looking south.

Photographed on 4/5/15

The following photo, taken in 1981, was provided by Barb Horak:

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