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, November 29, 2015

Bertram Township #5, White School

Built 1900.  Address is 1393 E. Bertram Rd, on the NE corner of E. Bertram Rd and Skillman Rd.

This first photo was taken approaching from the north on E. Bertram Rd.
West and south sides:
South side from E. Bertram Rd
South and east sides
Approaching from the east on E. Bertram Rd.

Photographed on 11/29/15


Lady Chal said...

The White school is actually #5 for Bertram Independent Houses. -Know it well. lived around the corner from it as a child and my dad went to school there before it became a home.

Glenn E. Chatfield said...

Hi Lady Chal,

Thank you for that bit of information!

Would you by any chance know if the house on the NE corner of U.S. 30 and Honey Grove (west end of the loop) is the old Honey Grove school?

Lady Chal said...

The one a bit buried behind the overgrown trees? Yes.I am pretty certain that is Honey Grove. Putnam Township has fared better than most. Four of their six schools are still intact as residences. Union is actually quite lovely, and Center #3 is still pretty well kept.

Glenn E. Chatfield said...

Actually, I was provided an old plat map showing the location of Honey Grove, and it was well south of current US30, and by using the Google Satellite imaging I found nothing at the site, so Honey Grove was either moved elsewhere or destroyed.

grumpybb said...

I like the guy peaking around the corner at you in the last pic.

Glenn E. Chatfield said...


We get that a lot. Often they will actually ask what we are up to (I don't remember if this guy did or not) and we tell them and give them a card with a link to this site. Some will even invite us in to see what they've preserved inside.