|City/Town: • Faxon|
|Location Class: • School|
|Built: • 1910 | Abandoned: • 1995|
|Status: • Abandoned|
|Photojournalist: • Jennifer Burton • Leslie Flaming|
On March 14, 1911, the Faxon School House burned to the ground when a fire started from an unknown cause. A new school was constructed of modern stature including a basement to protect from the Midwestern spring storms. Faxon students had quite a hand in basketball and baseball with both boys’ and girls’ teams. The eight-month accredited school held classes Kindergarten through 12th grade.
Former student Monica Peters remembered starting the first grade here before the first story addition was added on, mentioning the second had already been condemned. Faxon lost its high school in 1957 after a new state law passed requiring high schools to have a minimum of forty students in order to be eligible for state funding. Faxon’s high schoolers were transferred to Chatanooga, Lawton, or Geronimo schools. The grade school with students through the eighth grade would continue attending Faxon after an overwhelming vote to keep the grade school that year.
Gallery Below of Faxon School
“11 May 1947, Page 1 – The Lawton Constitution at Newspapers.com.” Newspapers.com, www.newspapers.com/image/20807083/?terms=faxon%20high%20school&match=1.
“15 Mar 1911, 1 – The Lawton Daily News at Newspapers.com.” Newspapers.com, www.newspapers.com/image/582259834/?terms=%22faxon%20school%22&match=1.
“16 Apr 1957, Page 4 – The Lawton Constitution at Newspapers.com.” Newspapers.com, www.newspapers.com/image/31185669/?terms=faxon%20high%20school&match=1.
“1995 Faxon Class Last For 93-Year-Old School.” Oklahoman.com, 22 May 1995, www.oklahoman.com/article/2503319/1995-faxon-class-last-for-93-year-old-school.
“25 Mar 1915, 5 – The Faxon Signal at Newspapers.com.” Newspapers.com, www.newspapers.com/image/592774953/?terms=faxon%20school&match=1.
“29 Jul 1915, 8 – The Faxon Signal at Newspapers.com.” Newspapers.com, www.newspapers.com/image/592776899/?terms=faxon%20school&match=1.
“8 Aug 1907, 1 – The Faxon Leader at Newspapers.com.” Newspapers.com, www.newspapers.com/image/581550562/?terms=new%20faxon%20school&match=1.
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