Sunday, April 19, 2015

Sentimental Sunday: Former Elementary School in Marblehead, Ohio

From 1893 to 1935, this structure was an elementary school in Danbury Township, Ottawa County, Ohio.  It was built by the Kelly Island Lime and Transport Company, from native limestone. 

For about twenty years, the Schoolhouse Gallery was at this location, and sold items with a nautical theme. Now the former schoolhouse is home to the Red Fern Inn at Rocky Point Winery.

Here is a picture of a pump that once served as Marblehead’s first public water supply.

To read more about the history of Danbury Township, see the Firelands Pioneer of June 1870. On pages 63 to 75, you will find an article by A.H. Agard, entitled “Historical Sketches of Danbury Township,” also available at Google Books.


Kellie said...

Very interesting info about Danbury! I have to go to try out the winery… I’ll have a drink for you sis :) Love you!!

Dorene from Ohio said...

I was hoping maybe they would serve grape juice too :)