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

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Washington #2, Bloody Run or Hardscrabble School

 Built prior to 1893.  From Belleview, proceed south on US52 to County Highway Z15 and turn west .4 mile to 407th Ave. and then turn south.  Proceed 3.1 miles to 18609 407th Ave, Tom Becker’s house.  This is the original location, and the school building has been modified, including adding an upper section.   Sets back from the street up the hill, which makes this the best photo we could get without going on their property.  Restoration and modification began in 1993.


Photographed 6/4/15

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