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Blue Stem School Bell PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 20 October 2009 07:54

By Lorri Jenkins and Brenda Sweet

In our last article, we ended with the question “What is the Blue Stem School Bell?”  The school bell on the roof of the Enon Community Historical Society Heritage Room is from the Blue Stem School (1867-1917). The bell was manufactured by the American Bell Foundry Company, Northville, Michigan, prior to 1867. It is a 22 inch diameter bell with a 20 inch pull wheel.

The Blue Stem School, build in 1867, was located on .71 acres, opposite the present intersection of Haddix Road on the Dayton-Springfield Road, toward Fairborn. Around 1917 the bell ceased to call the students to class and the school was closed. The students were taken to the Enon School by bus.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 October 2009 08:02
Heritage Room PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 06 October 2009 20:39

By Lorri Jenkins and Brenda Sweet


Our last trivia question was, "What is that building connected to the back side of the old library, behind the log house located at 45 Indian Drive?" The building is called the Heritage Room, the home of the Enon Community Historical Society (ECHS). Construction of the Heritage Room began in October 1983 and it opened in 1984. Until September 2009 the Heritage Room shared joint operations with the Enon Mound Library.  As you approach the building and look up you will see a bell at the top of the north side. Located on the wall below is a bronze plaque recognizing the 1987 gift from Charlie and Martha Hahn - the Blue Stem School Bell.

Greenon's Name PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 18 September 2009 17:05

By Brenda Sweet & Lorri Jenkins

Our last trivia question was, "how did Greenon High School get its name?"  During the early 50s a population boom hit the area due not only to the expansion of Wright-Patterson AFB, but the "baby boom" following World War II. The need for a new high school was pressing and the board of education decided to build one.  Jack Kline was selected as the architect and Greenon was the first school he designed on his own.

Last Updated on Friday, 18 September 2009 17:08
The First Chartered High School PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 16 August 2009 05:43

By Lorri Jenkins, Brenda Sweet and Jessi DeVore

Before the first chartered high school, during the years following the Civil War educational efforts dwindled. The Village of Enon and Mad River Township both had high schools within the village after Edward Branther started a township high school in the Knights of Pythias (KP) Hall on the north east corner of Main and Green Streets around 1900.

Last Updated on Sunday, 16 August 2009 05:49