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, October 27, 2015

Brandon Township, Emeline School

Used 1848 until 1966. Located just south of the SE corner of County Y34 and County E17.  One of few schools to have full basement made from quarried limestone, with two limestone pillars holding center beam.  Cloak room on west end just inside the door, with two doors to the main school room.  The wood frame and siding is now covered with metal.  A “tray ceiling” was added in later years to conserve heat, and drops about 10 feet from upper ceiling, hanging on steel pipes.  A new bell tower was built and mounted in September 2010.  The building is currently used as a community center.


Photographed 10/26/15

2 comments:

harold birch said...

I WENT TO THAT SCHOOL IN 1964 I WONDER WHAT HAPPEN TO MRS BUCKLES GOOD OLD DAY

harold birch said...

MISS THAT SCHOOL