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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tomax
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tomax

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
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scott

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

Derek Hill
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Derek Hill

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

Stephanie
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Stephanie

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 »

Michele
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Michele

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.

Tery
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Tery

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

Wallaby
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Wallaby

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
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Scott

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

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

KCAC
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KCAC

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
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KCAC

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
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Far East Tulsans

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 »

anonymous
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anonymous

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
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Gary

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 »

LLBC
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LLBC

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

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