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

Monday, October 12, 2015

Peoples #4, Friedrichsen School (Vernon)

Used from 1888 to 1935.  On US169 (H Ave) SW corner of 310th St.  Original building burned about 1893 and this one replaced it.  Except for teacher’s desk, all desks are original.  Water bucket and dish are also original.


Photographed on 10/10/15

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