Mail Pouch Tobacco Barn. As I usually like to do for the return trip I took a roundabout excursion into the countryside and stumbled upon another old school house for my collection.
This wood sided school house located in Cardington Township, Morrow County sits along a quiet country lane in slow decay.
Originally the structure may have been constructed with a slate roof but later a standing seam metal roof was added. While durable and long lasting standing seam won't last forever and it looks like high winds at some point tore off some of the material. An obvious lack of paint on the outside also means this old schoolhouse's days are numbered.
I've mentioned before I'm saddened to see these examples of a simpler time withering away but the serendipity of coming across another one before it's too late always brings a smile.
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