Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Wordless Wednesday - Doors to the Dawson School



The Dawson School is on the Northeast Corner of East Ute Place and North Kingston Place.

Dawson was one of many small communities established after the land rush in 1889. It was annexed into the city of Tulsa in 1948. Present day Dawson is bounded by Apache on the North, Pine on the South, Yale on the West and Sheridan on the East. It was the location of the Smith Brothers coal Pit, a strip mining operation.

The Dawson School was constructed in 1908 and served as both school and community center for Dawson. The Dawson School is a sandstone, Romanesque style, two-room building. It is an excellent example of a schoolhouse built after the post-statehood school building boom.
(Excerpted from Tulsa Preservation Commission)





11 comments:

And Miles To Go... said... [Reply to comment]

what an interesting looking building.

PattiKen said... [Reply to comment]

Beautiful symmetry on this. It satisfies my inner OCD.

Sharon's Mum Anne said... [Reply to comment]

Have you been inside - it's odd to see a building without windows?

Tulsa Gentleman said... [Reply to comment]

There are windows on the side. I've not seen inside.

Elleona said... [Reply to comment]

Une construction solide et très sobre qui donne du charme à cette façade d'école.
Bisous

RuneE said... [Reply to comment]

I would never have guessed it was a school, but all the better for that. It must have been a pleasure to attend. I like architecture that makes "ordinary buildings" a bit more exciting.

Snowcatcher said... [Reply to comment]

Almost looks plucked right out of New Mexico, where I come from!

Yogi♪♪♪ said... [Reply to comment]

Very attractive building. Nice lines and symmetry.

caite said... [Reply to comment]

what a great old building!

Hilda said... [Reply to comment]

A fascinating, historical building. What is it used for now?

lisaschaos said... [Reply to comment]

WHat a nice little piece of history! There's so much of the Tulsa area I have yet to see!