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

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Sheldall School, Story City

Part of the Story City Museum collection.  The Sheldall Schoolhouse was built in 1860 by newly immigrated Norwegian farmers from lumber harvested along the Skunk River. It was built by Lars Henryson on land in southern Hamilton County owned by Lars Sheldall.  This school served many functions including an early church and was a polling location during the Lincoln presidential election of 1860. The schoolhouse was moved to its current location in 1990 by the Story City Historical Society. The restored building shows how education was conducted from 1860 - 1885. The schoolhouse is located at Broad St and Hillcrest Dr.”  For additional information:

Photographed on 10/8/15

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