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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Gary
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Gary

I went to lynn Lane in 1966 ({6th grade) I remember alot of snow and how cold the rooms were. The auditorium room was used for head count homeroom and everything else to include plays and I think it was also used as a cafeteria..its been so long I may be wrong about using it to eat our lunches. I think it was used for everything since it was one of the few buildings that had heat. I moved from living near the KVOO Towers back into Tulsa and went to Bell Junior high after that-and haven't looked back since.

Henry Forst
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Henry Forst

My name is Henry, and I only have a couple of memories from that school. One was the swats the Mr. Davis would give, didn't like getting those very much. Two was my 4th grade homeroom teacher Mrs Godfree she was a big black lady that for some reason made a lasting impression on me as a young adult.
I will post this link in a group that I am in called The Eastsiders of Tulsa. So there might be some more comments coming soon.

Marisa McLandsborough-tyre
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Kevin
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Kevin

I went there from 1966 -1969 1st 1st 2nd 3rd my best memory was playing on the big Rock and baseball my brother and my two sister's went there only lived 1 mile west on 11 no bus for us.

Claire
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Claire

Does anybody have any information on the murder? Like news articles or anything of that nature?

Daniel
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Daniel

Hey Kevin My name is Daniel Dutton and my family lived on the corner of 11 and lynn lane right across from the school .my nahbors were the caldwells across from us and the myers up the road who owned a gas station and then the sasenskis. (Im sure the spelling is incorrect) cant remember you ? My family lef .after 7grade I went to lewis and clark and moved to illinoise and then California .we lived on a farm were the resavoir was built .and moved to 11 and lynn lane. I have yet to meet any one from… Read more »

Daniel
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Daniel

I grew up there and lived right across the street . On the corner of 11 and lynn lane . Went to 2nd grade up to 7th my name is Daniel and my brother Dudley and my sister lisa all went to school there and to church at the baptist church I rember the old burned out barber shop my Dad was Bill Dutton and my mom was Francile .my neihbors were the caldwells and the myers. I rember sherry myers and her family . I rember my best friend Danny wolfer and his Dad also lorie barrows , and… Read more »

Russel Havens
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I'm quite late to this party, but just saw the site. I went to first through 5th grade at Lynn Lane Elementary (1972 through 1977–the last couple of years they'd migrated most students out). I have wonderful childhood memories of the place. It's sad to see it in such a state, but buildings do not last forever. Even in their poor state, these photos brought out a lot of memories for me, things I have not thought about in decades. I only remember a few of my teachers' names, but they had a profound effect on me, as children's teachers… Read more »

casey
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casey

Can anyone help me with the location? i searched but couldnt find it

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