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

Monmouth #8, Millrock School.

Built in 1869, closed in 1916 and then used as a community center until mid-1960s.  At 2980 53rd Ave.  From State Highway 64 at Baldwin, proceed south on County Y34 for 3/4 mile to 33rd St and turn east.  Cross the bridge and turn south on 53rd Avenue and proceed 1/4 mile to the school.


Photographed on 10/26/15

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