Owens School/Irving School

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Built: 1909 | Abandoned: 1909
Status: Endangered
Contributor: Preservation Oklahoma
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The second public school to open outside of downtown Tulsa, the four-story Owens School was in built in 1909 and honored pioneer merchant Chauncey Owens. Later it was renamed Irving School in honor of writer Washington Irving. The school operated until 1974 and students were reassigned to various schools in the area. The building has served in different functions since then: as an alternative school, the offices of Cowen Construction, and is now owned by Blue Sky Supply Co. The building now sits empty, but it is in fair shape. (Photo by Tulsa Gal)

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