Saturday, September 7, 2013

Black & White Weekend - Cherokee School, Turley

Turley is a small community on the north edge of Tulsa.  It has one school, a combined elementary and Junior High School that was built in 1920 with art deco elements, and functioned as a kind of community center.  Because of declining enrollment the school was closed last year and the students transferred to Greeley Elementary in nearby Tulsa.  It left a hole in the community.

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hamilton said... [Reply to comment]

Now, I guess there will be handwringing over what to do with this nice looking building.

Kicki said... [Reply to comment]

They are still working on this building!;) Nice!

HansHB said... [Reply to comment]

A great post for the B&W-theme!
Interesting to read too!

Leedslass said... [Reply to comment]

Oh I do hope they find something suitable to do with such a lovely building.

Dragonstar said... [Reply to comment]

It's always sad when public buildings are closed. This is such a fine building, I hope it finds a new niche soon.

Yogi♪♪♪ said... [Reply to comment]

That is why small communities fight so hard for their schools.

paul said... [Reply to comment]

Great capture of the ornaments!

Gunsside said... [Reply to comment]

Very nice building
and sad for the close up....
Great shot.

DrillerAA09 said... [Reply to comment]

Another nice image. I do hope that the building can be re-purposed in some way. The challenge with such a structure is bringing the facility into compliance with all of the current building codes, accessibility requirements and energy codes. Still, the building deserves to live on.