On 5/22/05, our route to Middletown, OH from Interstate 70 at the Indiana/Ohio border took us down US35 to Eaton, when we picked up State Route 122. This school was on SR122 a few miles northwest of Middletown, 1.2 miles NW of the junction with SR744, at the NW corner of SR122 and Gingrich Road. The stone above the entrance reads, "Dist. No. 10, 1892."
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