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Ridgeway used to have a schoolhouse on Culvert Road and 31

Posted 11 April 2014 at 12:00 am

By Bill Lattin
Orleans County Historian

RIDGEWAY – In this photo from the 1950s we see the District No. 5 Schoolhouse of Ridgeway. Our picture was taken after centralization into the Medina school system.

This school was located on Route 31 at the Culvert Road. Notice the outhouse which could be accessed easily by students from a side door.

A hand pump at a well appears by the side of the school for drinking water. In our estimation the teeter-totter appears to be located much too close to the highway for the safety of the children.

The building is now a residence.