Millbury School #1
It was built in 1909, as indicated by the molding above the door. But there was no way of knowing when it was abandoned. As I snapped pictures, I expected that I wouldn't find any information at all about this school, but I was wrong.
Millbury School Entrance
At Old Ohio Schools, I found this photograph of students in front of Millbury School #1. You can't see it in my pictures, but an addition has been built on the far side since the school was built. I was in a hurry to go to a family gathering so I only had a few minutes to even snap these few photos, which focused on the more interesting portion of the building.
I also found a news article from April 23, 2008, about Millbury School #1 going on the auction block, but couldn't find if it had actually been sold:
On Tuesday the Lake School district will put the century-old Millbury school, on Ohio 795 and Main Street, on the auction block. The auctioneer Chuck Bell, of Re/Max Preferred Associates, Oregon, said the auction will be “absolute.” By the end of the day, the building will be sold.Well, it's not a senior center, theater, or a library, but there is a recession happening right now and Millbury is a pretty small town. I don't imagine a lot of new developments will be happening there. Next time I end up in Ohio, I'd like to find this school again and take more detailed photos. In the meantime, you can check out this photo set by oldohioschools.
As with Commodore, citizens have expressed interest in taking on the building. The 1909 Committee has raised $50,000 so far in hopes that the district would lease the group the building that could then be turned into a senior center, theater or a library.