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 on our Iowa One Room Schools blog. :oD Jill

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Mad River Sub-District #7, Rocky Point (Reeder’s School)

Located east of Enon at 3928 Old Mill Rd.  Built ca. 1860, it was used as both a school and a church. The school closed closed in 1873 and then reopened as a Sunday School in 1875, and closed again in 1903, and reopened later that summer.  When it closed as a school in 1920, Rocky Point Sunday school, which had been holding services there,  purchased it, enlarged it and remodeled it as Rocky Point Chapel.

Photographed 4/16/17

Snyderville School

This small hamlet is NE of Enon, north of I-70.  At the NE corner of Snyderville Rd and Hartman Rd, the school was red-brick, but is now sided and used as a residence. 

This first photo is of the north side:

Photographed 4/17/17

Mad River Sub-District #2, Center School

Built ca. 1880.  East of Eon on Rebert Pike, .15 mile east of Hagan Rd, south side facing north.  Now used for storage.

Photographed 4/16/17

Mad River Sub-District #6, Oakland School

NE of Enon, on the north side of Dayton-Springfield Rd, at address 5218 - 2nd house east of Fowler Rd.  Replaced an older building.  Now converted as a residence.

Photographed 4/16/17

Mad River Sub-District #5, Spread Eagle School (Spangler School)

North of Fairborn, This school is West of I-675 at 9812 Haddix Rd.  Now used as a residence.

Photographed on 4/16/17

Mad River Sub. Dist. #1, Boone Station

West of Springfield, at the NW corner of Dayton-Springfield Rd and Old Mill Rd.  Two-room school built in 1870.  Now used as a church, with additions.

Photographed 4/17/17

Friday, October 21, 2016

Bishop Hill Colony School

This town was founded as a Swedish Pietist colony.  The school was built in 1861.

Photographed 10/20/16