Lynn Lane School

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City/Town: Tulsa
Location Class: School
Year Built: 1928
Year Abandoned: 1975
Status: Demolished
Photojournalist: David Linde

Lynn Lane School was built in 1928 and was named after the street on which it was built. Most Tulsa schools are named after a person, so this school is unique in this way. The school was annexed in 1962 and finally closed in 1975. In 1970, a girl was raped and murdered by a laborer and her body was found next door to the school. Also in the 70’s, a chlorine tank down the street at the Lynn Lane water treatment facility ruptured forcing families to seek shelter at the school.

Special thanks to John Crockett for giving the location of this school and Janice Jones of Tulsa Public Schools for help researching the school.

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LLBC
LLBC
9 years ago

On Monday, May 9, 2011 the building was demolished.

anonymous
anonymous
10 years ago

How about Rocky Point Recreation Area in Inola, it's been closed for quite a while but still has picnic tables, cookers etc. There ARE ways to get in, it's still owned by Oklahoma. Never did understand why they closed it down. I have lots of good memories from there in the 70/'s 80's.

Gary
Gary
Reply to  anonymous
5 years ago

Friend, We had an old shack they called a cabin in that area back when the roads were nothing but dirt and stones; spent alot of time at that lake not to mention all the snakes and broken glass in the water; great place to launch your boat. It was so hot out there, it still makes me take a sigh of relief; we had no air conditioning in our shack but it was good times anyhow getting away from Tulsa. I didn't know it was in Inola, you might be talking about a different place. We would go past… Read more »

KCAC
KCAC
10 years ago

Actually, Lynn Lane was the name of the old township that used to be in that area. The name stuck with the road even after the community was absorbed into Tulsa.

KCAC
KCAC
Reply to  KCAC
10 years ago

Here's the link: http://www.tulsaokhistory.com/cities/lynnlane.htm… And, sorry it's part of Broken Arrow, not Tulsa….I should know that. =)

Far East Tulsans
Far East Tulsans
Reply to  KCAC
10 years ago

Dear KCAC and Others, SORRY, Lynn lane School is in Tulsa, I have relatives that live down the street on 11th just a little east of Lynn Lane School. They have a Tulsa address, are in Tulsa county and in Tulsa School district. They have lived in the house many, many years. The county line at 193rd E. Ave used to be the city limits after 11th street and 21st Street up until a few years ago, some police officers and 911 still don't know it till they check in with their headquarters. After 193rd it is still Wagoner County… Read more »

Dan
Dan
10 years ago

I & a few other Flickrers have visited Lynn Lane. Check out these pics: http://www.flickriver.com/search/%22Lynn+Lane+Sch

Wallaby
Wallaby
10 years ago

My mother, Mrs. Waller, taught for several years at Lynn Lane in the 70s. She still speaks fondly of all the students she had in her classes there. It's sad to see the school in this shape now.

Scott
Scott
Reply to  Wallaby
9 years ago

Wow!! I had Mrs. Waller for my 6th grade teacher!! She was the best! Would love to get an update on her. Feel free to email me if you like:
scottabates1@hotmail.com

Tery
Tery
10 years ago

Interesting photos of the old doors and doorways,a mind wanders into thinking about all the kids who went back and forth through them and where they are now….Take care,,,Tery

Michele
Michele
10 years ago

I went to school here in the 1st-3rd grades in the 70's. There were also several prefab buildings that were torn down many many years ago. I remember walking across a bridge that was over a little creek to get to the playground. There was also honeysuckle bushes & wild onions near the south fence line that we used to pick.

Stephanie
Stephanie
10 years ago

I went to this school during the 1970's. The school as we were told the elder's who went there also many years before told us at a school assembly, it was built in 1900. The school assembly took place in 1975 in the gym. They told us stories and how the school had become more modernized (if you will) since the good ol days of the 3 r's. Reading, riting, rithmatic. I was student there in 1976 school year. Lynn Lane was still there when I was in Junior High School at Lewis and Clark in 1978-79 school year. I… Read more »

Derek Hill
Derek Hill
10 years ago

That little building is where i caught some amazing EVPs.. We heard a knocking sound and I stuck my recorder in and asked "Hello?" and got a clear Hello response. Me and another male went back a second time and got another clear one saying "I will shred you" as well as a female voice saying something that doesn't sound english. Take a listen to the audio here: http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=creator%3… click on the links and the audio player should come up on the pages. Just hit play

tomax
tomax
10 years ago

I went to this school in 1968 1969 it has the best school. We did the school play in that gym took school pic there .I set a record in the high jump in that gym. It was like going to old country school.The best of times

scott
scott
Reply to  tomax
9 years ago

I must have there when you were there…I attended Lynn Lane 4th through 6th grade

cdb77
cdb77
10 years ago

FYI this week the little building that can be seen on the right in photo 65 and next to the cellar in photo 66 was torn down. Not sure why or if there are plans for the rest of the site.

llfalcon
llfalcon
Reply to  cdb77
10 years ago

that little building was used as the janitors office and band and orchestra were taught in it. it also had pre-school.

Derek Hill
Derek Hill
Reply to  cdb77
10 years ago

Thats the building that I caught come great EVPs. Listen to the "I can show you" EVP. Janitor perhaps? http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=creator%3

Jeanette
Jeanette
10 years ago

I went to this school in 1973 – 1974…it's kind of sad to see it like this.

alie89
alie89
10 years ago

i have past by this school i want to go in but i wonder if i will get in trouble?

Fiend
Fiend
Reply to  alie89
10 years ago

Only if you get caught haha

Cheryl
Cheryl
10 years ago

The school actually didn't close until 1978. I went to this school from 1967 – 1972. This was a great school to attend. I have many happy memories of this ol place. It is such a shame to this once great place end up like this.

Jim H
Jim H
Reply to  Cheryl
10 years ago

Hi Cheryl, I recently purchased an ole school bell and was told that it was the Lynn Lane School bell. Would you have any pics of the school showing the bell? Thanks!

james
Reply to  Cheryl
10 years ago

haywood? i'm the 4th

Gary
Gary
Reply to  Cheryl
5 years ago

I went in 1966-67 Remember that gymnasium; they used it for assemblies and just about everything else and it might have been one of the few rooms that had heat; It must have snowed alot that year cause the bus we rode in picked us up over around the Kvoo Towers houseing area; I might even know you! The best time was eating lunch in that old builiding

John
John
10 years ago

Glad I could be of service and tell everyone about this school. I've been about three times now and everytime I go it's new for me. Next door is an old gym or cafeteria.The only experience I had there was hearing a little girl's voice. I don't know if that could be the murder that happend there or not but I could not make out what was said.

Derek Hill
Derek Hill
Reply to  John
10 years ago

I understand you heard a little girls voice.. where exactly did you hear it? Did you hear it with your ears or a recorder? I was just there not to long ago checking the place out with a digital camera, recorder, and a K2 meter. If you can i would like to hear from you. My e-mail is dhill1985@gmail.com Thanks

Nik
Nik
10 years ago

love image 40 😀

Kelly
Kelly
10 years ago

It is on the southwest corner of 11th and Lynn Lane. The last pictures show the 'front' of the building that faces Lynn Lane. So sad that this building is left this way!

james
Reply to  Kelly
10 years ago

i'm from broken arrow ….. went to haskell. is it a paranomal site.?

Lynnale
Lynnale
10 years ago

I cant even remember seeing it in passing…and I usually notice old buildings.

ms. t
ms. t
11 years ago

i think thats called reckless behavior

psychosaw13
psychosaw13
11 years ago

Wow! pic #31 is my fave! So weird how someone chose to throw all the desks & chairs in that celler. wonder why?

Fiend
Fiend
Reply to  psychosaw13
11 years ago

I'm not sure really. Ive seen that in alot of places before, all the chairs or furniture thrown into one place.

Retired OK Teacher
Retired OK Teacher
Reply to  psychosaw13
10 years ago

So Sad, as a retired teacher I think this is really terrible. They could have done something with this school, no schools really nearby, kind of like a little community. One of my son's young employees lost his life there driving down that street trying to get to his night shift work just this last year.. He ran into a telephone pole right in front of the school, died instantly. You can still see little bits of the vehicle and flowers left by the pole. It really shook my son up. Lynn Lane Baptist is right across the street, a… Read more »

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