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

Friday, June 17, 2016

Jefferson #4, Strang School?

From Highway 965, proceed west on Amana road about 1.2 miles after crossing Swisher Creek and turn north on Blain Cemetery Rd to the home at address 1626.  Although we are not 100% certain (didn’t go on property or seek to talk with occupants), it looks like a school-shaped building which had an addition on the road side (notice roof peak which changes within a short distance.).  IF this is the building, it has to have been moved perhaps 200 ft north based on aerial photos from 1930 though present day; perhaps to move to a new foundation? 

We would appreciate any information in regards to this building.

Photographed 6/15/16

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