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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psychosaw13
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psychosaw13

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

Fiend
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Fiend

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
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Retired OK Teacher

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 »

ms. t
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ms. t

i think thats called reckless behavior

Lynnale
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Lynnale

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

Kelly
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Kelly

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

Nik
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Nik

love image 40 😀

John
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John

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
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Derek Hill

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

Cheryl
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Cheryl

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
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Jim H

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
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haywood? i'm the 4th

Gary
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Gary

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

alie89
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alie89

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

Fiend
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Fiend

Only if you get caught haha

Jeanette
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Jeanette

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

cdb77
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cdb77

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
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llfalcon

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

Derek Hill
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Derek Hill

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

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