Here's a great wood sided original one-room school house I found in Worthington Township in south-eastern Richland County, Ohio. This schoolhouse is located on a rural road just off State Route 97 east of Butler, Ohio and I have passed it many times on my way to Mohican State Park.
I love walking around these old sites quietly contemplating the goings on that happened long ago. I imagine busy activity and the sound of children's laughter. Rivalries and fights; childhood romance and of course budding dreams and discoveries as the kids learned of the wide world outside the sphere of life on the farm.
Remarkably most of the original slate roof is intact and the school number and date of construction is still visible after all these years.
No 5 1897
The three windows on the north side look to be original even though a few panes are broken out. The north side of the building is relatively protected from the harshest weather that blows out of the west-southwest. The windows on the south side and two on each side of the front door have been boarded up. The west wall has no windows as that was the "head of the class" where the full length chalkboard hung.
On the south side of the structure I noticed these vines clinging tenaciously even burrowing their way under the siding only to reappear further up the wall. I'm sure this vegetation is probably some kind of flowering vine or poison ivy and grows leaves during the warm months. A lack of fresh paint and moist conditions under the leafy cover of the vines further hastens the decay of the wood.