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Jefferson Davis School

Jefferson Davis School

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Built: 1932 | Abandoned: 1987
Status: Demolished
Photojournalist: AbandonedOK Team

Jefforson Davis School was opened for enrollment in August of 1931. It had a long and succesful run serving the south part of the city immediately south of Capitol Hill. Notably it had several oil wells on the property and one that hit a gusher causing it to splatter the school with oklahoma gold. It closed in the early 1980’s, because of lack of enrollment and district re-structuring. Davis is now serving as storage for beautiful auditorium seating, bus seats and bus driver equipment.


UPDATE

Startling Discovery Made at Abandoned OKC School

Posted: Jul 16, 2010 12:45 PM
Updated: Jul 16, 2010 5:58 PM
By Jon Jordan, NEWS 9

OKLAHOMA CITY — Police said bones that were found at an abandoned school don’t appear to be human, and the Medical Examiner’s office has taken custody of them.

Construction workers working at Davis Elementary School said they found the bones inside the abandoned school building.

According to an Oklahoma Public Schools spokesperson, the discovery was made at about 10 a.m. Friday.

The school district said the workers have been in the building trying to rid the former school building of asbestos. The school has been closed since 1987 and is set to be demolished.

Tierney Cook, Media Relations Manager for OKCPS, issued the following statement today:

“OKCPS Administrators were notified this morning of tennis shoes and bones found in a crawl space at the closed Davis Elementary building, 324 S.E. 52nd Street. The construction crew working on the asbestos abatement prior to the demolition scheduled for the old Davis Elementary building contacted the Oklahoma City Police Department.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Jefferson Davis School

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Michael Schwarz

Starting from a young age, I’ve always loved exploring. I can remember venturing off and scoping out the houses being built in the developing neighborhood right behind my house. As I got older, I found myself appreciating the work and love that went into architecture and just being excited to pass by the beautifully designed places in downtown.

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