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

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Harrison Township, Saxe School

At 1678 130th Ave. Moved short distance after sold at auction.  A former student owns it now. It has several original pieces in it.  From junction of US218 and County Hwy J40, proceed west on J40 5 miles to 130th Ave, then turn south on 130th and proceed .7 mile; school on the east side of the road.


Photographed 9/26/15

1 comment:

Glenn E. Chatfield said...

From Valerie Root:

Saxe School in Harrison Township now stands at 1678 130th Avenue, Farmington. C-2 on the Lee county map.

It was originally located 1 mile south of Sharon Church. It closed in 1953. It was sold at auction and moved ½ to 1 block away.. Joe Haffner bought it.

Notes on Rural Schools:
1909 - 19 students - #2 - $10.08
(Ap) $10.20 (S) county school apportionment
1931-32 - 18 students - #2 $10.06

When this school consolidated, his mother had it moved to her own home property about 1/2 mile away where Joe lives now. He uses it for a machine shed.

It still has original siding and all windows & frames & doors. Joe's brother has the blackboard and the original book shelves are there. It now has a large overhead door in the backside, which faces south. The stone foundation and wood floor has all been replaced by cement now. It has a new corrugated tin roof. It is in great condition. He showed me the original doors and some things inside, like the library cabinet.
Joe Haffner attended school at Saxe there from 1st grade in 1949 to 3rd grade. His brothers and sisters went there too.

It has had a fire at some time, he saw when he took out the ceiling. His teacher in 1927 or 28 was Irene Shumaker. .