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Flint School is gone. 

Flint School name over the door 2010The Flint School sat there at the corner of Park and Flint Roads from the 1920s until a few weeks ago.  The school had NOT been used since the 1960s.  I believe since 1963.  On a site called 'Forgotten Ohio on the page about Flint' it says of the Flint School building "The small school building where Flint's children attended class is still standing, neatly boarded up, in a park at the corner of Park Street and Flint Road."

Something about the old school public school building that served the Flint and Sharon Township area reminded me of a shrine.  I believe the cornerstone says 1926.



The Flint School building in March 2010. 

Flint School 2010

"The small school building where Flint's children attended class is still standing, neatly boarded up, in a park at the corner of Park Street and Flint Road."  from Forgotten Ohio

Not anymore.

Flint School is gone.


The grass will grow this summer and any scars the building and it's demolition left will be gone soon.  The building was razed in March 2011.  The photos of the corner stone, the name over the door and the front of the building were taken in March 2010.  The old school building, that served Flint, Ohio in the past was owned by the City of Columbus and they razed it a few weeks ago. The grounds became a City of Columbus Park a number of years ago.   I drove by the intersection a few times when there was a pile of rubble.  I wish I would have got a photo.   The first time I saw the pile of rubble I was surprised.  It was after dark so I thougt I would come back by and get a photo. 

An earlier Sharon Township School, Slate Hill School on Flint Rd. is now a home.  It has been used as a home The corner stone of Flint School for years.  The area in northern Franklin County is mostly annexed to the City of Columbus now.  The area has been part of the Worthington school district for years.   The Worthigton area today,  Flint, Ohio

The Flint train station was relocated to east of Sancus Blvd. at some point.  It is used as a home now.  The brick builiding with the word Flint on it was a department store, Crowders at the railroad stop that was Flint, Ohio.

The Village of Flint and the surrounding area is part of the Far North Columbus area, which includes City of Columbus neighborhoods in Franklin and Delaware Counties. 

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Maureen - Just call me whimsical ... but I hate to see building with ties to our past demolished.  It seems like it should have had an opportunity to share a new beginning.  BUT - in some cases the costs to renovate ... just don't make sense!  Thanks for sharing the old memories and the site of where new one may evolve.

Apr 07, 2011 02:26 PM #1
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I think if the area had been anywhere in Central Ohio other than the city of Columbus it would have fared better over the years.  I think Worthington schools owned it and sold it to the City of Columbus for a park.  The park is nice.

I was upset the night I saw the rubble. I had not known it was going to be demolished. I probably first drove by this school building in 1989 when we were first exploring Columbus I know we looked at homes in the neighborhood just south of it and a neighborhood down the road... the building would have already been unused for 26 years by that time.  I always got this abandoned school building and one in the city of Worthington confused.  The building in Worthington had great architectural significance and has become the arts center in Worthington.   

I think the Flint School  building was owned by Worthington schools in 1989, 1990 when we were moving to Columbus from Dayton and for a number of years after.  I think the sale of the land 15 years ago transfered the land owned by the Worthington school district to the City of Columbus, but I may have that more recent history garbled. I don't remember hearing anything about the buliding being shopped around but  maybe I was just not paying attention. 

It is horribly expensive to renovate.  This was just such a pretty building. Flint's history is interesting.  It is pretty hard to see where Flint was because of the development in the area.  Much of the area was annexed to the city of Columbus.  The school and the land in the village of Flint had been part of the Worthington school district since 1949 according to an article in a local paper.

I have a sequel to this post already written up.

Apr 08, 2011 03:40 AM #2
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