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

Friday, October 16, 2015

Sub-District #4, Maple Grove School

This is possibly the brick school in Enon, OH, which started our whole hobby of photographing schools.  This photograph was graciously provided by the Enon Historical Society. (However, by looking a Google satellite, this photo doesn't make sense because of the orientation of the school and the neighborhood behind it, so we think someone with the EHS erred.)

Also known as the Shellabarger School (as Jill knew it), it was on the southwest corner of Stine Rd and the Enon-Xenia Pike.

We have no information as to when it was built or when it was closed.

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