Thomas A Edison School

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City/Town: Oklahoma City
Location Class: School
Year Built: N/A
Year Abandoned: N/A
Status: Demolished
Photographer: AbandonedOK Team

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 classroms to central areas that inculde the restrooms, offices and a mulit-purpose auditorium, cafeteria, and gymnasium. Edison served as many schools did as a polio vacination center. It closed in the early 1970’s due to low enrollment and as part of the city’s de-segregation 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 unuseable shool furniture and supplies.

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Kati Smith
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Kati Smith

I can't believe I didn't know of any of these Oklahoma City schools! Did you guys have to get special permission to enter or were there just open doors?

AbandonedOK Team
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Hey Kati,
yes, we did get permission for the majority of the schools.

Anon
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Anon

Hey, who would I contact for this school & Gateway Academy? Gateway academy has a system of bells I wish to get(with permission). This school, though I don't want to go in it, has some atlas speakers on the outside as well as a horn in one of the pictures I wish to get. Who would I contact to inquire about getting these?

Ken Oklahoma City, O
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Ken Oklahoma City, O

Impressive! Is there an address?

Joel Genung
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Joel Genung

It broke my heart to see the state of this, my first school. I went to kindergarten, first and a few week's of second grades here from 1953 until 1955. Yes, I remember well receiving my polio vaccination here, as well! In 1955, all of the surrounding neighborhoods that fed Edison were middle class white and it's obvious the demographics changed considerably before the school closed. It was a fun area to grow up in the 1950's with its close proximity to Lincoln Park and Springlake Amusement Park. Thanks for sharing the tour. I wish I could have joined you… Read more »

S.D. Turner
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S.D. Turner

This was my school that had great teachers. (1953 -1955). I wonder why European schools can sustain themselves for centuries while U.S. schools go the way of disposible objects as if a used paper cup?

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Lady Lelouch
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Lady Lelouch

What's that in pic 47? It looks like the skull of some cat or something…

Hailey
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Hailey

Right it freaked me out I thought maybe a squirrel or yah maybe a cat but freaky no the less

paardenrassen
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looks terrible

Marc Williams
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Marc Williams

Yes, this was my school from 69-70 and I have fond memories of getting to feed the gold fish in the mornings as I entered the classroom. I was also hit accross the forehead by a flying piece of metal pipe while hanging on the monkey bars outside on the playground. Shortly thereafter due to the intergration changes, we were bused way accross town to an elementary school on the SW side of Okc.

Reni
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Reni

I too was a student at Edison from in the mid 60's to very early 70. I got a text just today stating that the school is scheduled to be torn down on Monday, March 21. I do truly wish there was a way to keep this from happening.

Pat Dorr
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Pat Dorr

I went to school at Edison from kindergarten to sixth grade, 1952-59. Kindergarten teacher – Mrs. Frielander; First grade – Mrs. Honska; Second grade – Mrs. Rueble (who took class out outing to Arcadia); Third and Fourth grade – Mrs. Brown (both grades I thought); Fifth grade (Mrs. Phillips); Sixth grade (unsure). I lived one block south on the northeast corner of 27th and Creston Dr., right across from the park. They torn down the swings last summer and filled in the gully west of the park. The last remnants of a wonderful childhood are disappearing!

Pat Dorr
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Pat Dorr

Does any one know what the Class 1918 stone was for? There must have been a school there long before Edison. I would love to have more info about that.

office chair bandung
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… thank for sharing this article.. it's inspiring….

paul
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thank for share Thomas A Edison School. its memorable 😀

Jual Whiteboard
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That's right…

Kara
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Kara

Does anyone know who owns this? I am looking to own a school and bring it back to life.

Jual Lemari Arsip
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Really nice school..

vodat92
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Thanks you! can ho the avila quan 8

Nội thất Trung Hưng
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The destruction of a spacious school

Sean
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Wow, this is very interesting to see what it looks like on the inside.

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