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

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