|City/Town: • Oklahoma City|
|Location Class: • School|
|Year Built: • N/A | Year Abandoned: • N/A|
|Status: • Demolished|
|Photojournalist: • Cody Cooper • Justin Tyler Moore|
Thomas A Edison school was built in the early 1950’s. There isn’t much notable to mention about this place. It is a standard Oklahoma City public school design of this time period. Large classrooms with sloping ceilings that open to shared courtyards. Very narrow hallways connect the classrooms to central areas that include the restrooms, offices and a multi-purpose auditorium, cafeteria, and gymnasium. Edison served as many schools did as a polio vaccination center. It closed in the early 1970’s due to low enrollment and as part of the city’s desegregation plan as well as one of many consolidation plans. Edison now sits on the site of the Oklahoma City Public Schools Transportation center, and serves as storage for some lesser than needed unusable school furniture and supplies.