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In 1915 the two-room Moravia Stop School (shown above) was opened on Harmony Baptist Road and was named for the nearby streetcar stop on the Harmony Line. A smaller building was soon erected behind it and these two buildings later worked in conjunction with the nearby Hill School. The larger building handled grades 1-4, the smaller building grades 5-6, and the aging Hill School grades 7-8. In late 1931, with the closing of the Harmony Line, the school became known as the Castlewood School and later absorbed the 7-8 graders when the Hill School closed in c1943. The Castlewood School was closed in June 1958 and that fall the local students were transported to the renamed Shenango Elementary School (old consolidated school) or the new Shenango High School. The old school buildings were used for recreation purposes for a time, but also sat in legal limbo due to deeds/ownership issues. The school buildings were finally sold in February 1968, and the new owner turned the property over to the adjacent Castlewood CMA Church the following December. The smaller building had previously been carted away and the larger schoolhouse was razed in February 1972 to make room for a new church parsonage. (c1921) Full Size
This old aerial photo shows the location of the two Castlewood School buildings and CMA Church along Harmony Baptist Road in Castlewood. I not certain that the building at top left is the Hill School – perhaps someone can confirm this. The old Moravia Stop on the Harmony Streetcar Line was located east of Hollow Road, which is just off photo to the right. (c1939) Full Size