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

Mad River Sub-District #4, Maple Grove School

This is the brick school in Enon, OH, which started our whole hobby of photographing schools.  This photograph was graciously provided by the Enon Historical Society. 

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

We have no information as to when it was built (c. 1870?) or when it was closed.  It was demolished some time in the 1980s.

The following photos of the school site were taken on 4/16/17.
This photo is looking south-southeast:
This is looking east, and when you look at enlarged versions, the roof of a house in the back is also seen in the original photo.
Looking south:

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