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

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Lovell #6

Proceed SE of Monticello on State Highway 38 to 190th Street, and then turn east.  Proceed about 1/5 mile and the school is on the NW corner of 130th Ave.  Bricked over with additions

Photographed 4/16/16

1 comment:

Steve Hanken said...

I went to this school from 1st through the 4th grade, it was white frame then and the door we used the most to get in was the one on the right in the middle picture. When you entered there was a stair up to the class room and the landing for the stair going down in the basement. We had water in the building and oil burner heat, but the out houses were still in use. We had two swings, one teeter tarter, a slide and a merry go round. We had a phone. Near as I can tell because the location of this school is on the far south east corner of the Township agreements had to be made and signed for the kids in Wayne, Richland and Scotch Grove townships for their kids to come here The original school was probably built in the 1890's at this location, and replaced in the late 1930's.