It’s ThrowBack Thursday, when we look back in time at the places we call home!
Today’s TBT recalls the history of Monroe, Ohio, schools.
Thanks to the quick reflexes of a 20th century photographer (name unknown), we are able to share three deftly-timed photos of the demolition of the old Monroe Consolidated School building in 1912. (*)
Built in 1872, “It was made up of five schools in the area: Red Buck, Reed, Mulford, Oak Hill and Monroe. The children only went to school for a half year, as the school only received a half year’s tax...” (**)
The photos appear in sequence:
The first shows the old building with its steeple...
In ensuing years, Monroe students attended classes at other buildings.
Today they are educated at an expansive state-of-the-art complex -- minus the steeple -- shown here in a photo from Google Images.