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, June 6, 2016

Madison #3, Greencastle School

This school was originally on Swan Lake Rd .4 mile west of Half-Moon Road on the north side (NW corner of unnamed road), and moved ca.1956 to 3955 W. Overlook Rd NE near the Coralville Dam.  Sometime while it was still in operation, an addition was made to the front to extend from 3 to 4 windows on the sides.  It was purchased in 1955.  Converted to a home, with an addition extending from one side.  

Photographed 6/6/16.

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