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Washington Elementary School - Bartlesville

Washington Elementary School – Bartlesville

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Built: 1930 | Abandoned: 2006
Status: Demolished
Photojournalist: Billy DixonJohnny Fletcher

 

The first Washington elementary school was built in 1907 at a total cost of $12,000. The original building burned down and was replaced in 1930 with a $60,000 building at Third and Seminole. A 1952 addition of an all-purpose room and classroom cost $73,727.
The last classes were held at this school in May 1978.

PhotobucketThe building housed the state Regional Educational Services Center for many years, but that program now leases space at the old McKinley grade school. The building also once housed indoor batting cages, etc. for the district baseball program. Washington School was sold to Restoring Life Ministries in March 1998 for $8,000. The property was then sold by that ministry on 2/1/2006 for $30,000 to private owners.

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Special credit & thanks go to Granger Meador & Bartlesville Area History Meusem for their historical photos.

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Starting from a young age, I’ve always loved exploring. I can remember venturing off and scoping out the houses being built in the developing neighborhood right behind my house. As I got older, I found myself appreciating the work and love that went into architecture and just being excited to pass by the beautifully designed places in downtown.

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Duplex Fittings
7 years ago

NIce to present in this manner. Thanks.

Donna Avery Young
Donna Avery Young
8 years ago

Went there in 1955, 1956, in 1st and 2nd grade had Miss Pruitt, Mrs Poffenberger. I can't find any school group pictures. Dickie Munson, Mike Sapp, Portia Watson, Connie Scribner, Beverly Blackwell, Mavis, are some of the people I remember.

deana
deana
9 years ago

This is still a church. Heard it is a great one at that. They have done alot to it. They only ocupy part of it.

reader312
reader312
11 years ago

Unfortunately, this location was torn down in September of 2008. http://www.bartlesville.k12.ok.us/facilities/lime

reader312
reader312
Reply to  reader312
11 years ago

Sorry, last comment was incorrect. School that was torn down was Limestone.

Dr. Rev. Yeazel
Dr. Rev. Yeazel
12 years ago

I know just before it close it doors for good it use to be a church. Then the church close or move back in the last 90th. But I look at it and now someone has fix it so no one could get into it any more and I know know who own it now but I could ask the city of Bartlesville.

Mark
Mark
12 years ago

Good stuff i live accross the park from this school. i always wanted to see what this school like inside.

vol d. kester
vol d. kester
12 years ago

i went to school at washington from first to sixth grade…………some where like 1942 to 1946. mrs carson first grade, mrs stevens in third grade i still play the tonette lol!! fifth grade mrs scrivens and six grade miss cupp. those were great days in my life second grade and fourth grade teachers cannot recall right now. principal was a lady also and her name does not come to mind.

zadea
zadea
12 years ago

Wow
I drive by there all the time.
I never even knew what it was… and have lived here 52 years!

psychosaw13
psychosaw13
12 years ago

Yes! there is a Lincoln, it is still standing & in good shape. It has been occupied by some business (I don't recall the name) for over 20 yrs now. There is also Douglass is has always been occupied by the ARC as far back as I remember. It is very close to Washington. Those 3 original schools are the only ones left on the west side with exception of the still active & renovated Jane Phillips.

Mike
Mike
12 years ago

Wasn't there also a Lincoln Elementary on the West side of town? I remember going to a school to play basketball on the playground with my dad and I thought it was called Lincoln, but it looked a lot like this (in my memory anyway). I don't remember Lincoln being a school when I was older, so it may have gone away when they eliminated several schools in the 70's and 80's like Highland Park and Limestone.

Kumar K
Reply to  Mike
8 years ago

The Lincoln Elementary School still stands (its 100 years old this year) and has been the home of Service & Technology Corporation-STC since 1986. The building has been totally renovated and a scholarship called BLESS Fund has been helping college bound students. More info on this at http://stc-smc.com/BLESS

Fiend
Fiend
12 years ago

Awesome. I love pic 101, you just dont see detail and style like that anymore…

Billy
Billy
12 years ago

Glad to see this post up!
I do believe we did well on this one.
That Barney picture and Goliath mask picture still sort kinda maybe creep me out.

Melba Williams
Melba Williams
Reply to  Billy
1 year ago

what creeps me out is the writing on the chalk board and the writing on the walls

Melba Williams
Melba Williams
1 year ago

i just moved to this city a month ago and looking at these pictures makes me realize the history behind this city…

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