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OKLAHOMA LANE SCHOOL & CHURCH
Oklahoma Lane, Texas

Photos courtesy Stephen & Elizabeth Taylor

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The schools, Sunnyside and Knox, were merged in 1921 as a district. An auditorium / gymnasium was added in the 1920s. During the school consolidations in the late 40s, the district was divided among Bovina, Lazbuddie and Farwell schools with the gymnasium becoming a recreation center. It remains the nucleus of present-day Oklahoma Lane.
Oklahoma Lane School and Methodist Church, Texas
 
   
"This is the former school. The larger structure on the right was a gym/auditorium; the structure on the left was classrooms. There were older classrooms on the far right, but they have been demolished and replaced with a tennis court. This structure is a WPA project.

When the school closed in 1949, it was used a a community center and was then converted into a Methodist church."
Oklahoma Lane School, Texas
Another view of the Oklahoma Lane Schoolhouse

Photo courtesy Stephen & Elizabeth Taylor, Dec. 2005
Oklahoma Lane Methodist  Church sign, Oklahoma  Lane, Texas
Oklahoma Lane Methodist Church sign

Photo courtesy Stephen & Elizabeth Taylor, Dec. 2005
Oklahoma Lane Sunday school classroom, Texas
School Interior

Photo courtesy Stephen & Elizabeth Taylor, Dec. 2005

"These former classrooms are now used as Sunday School rooms at the church. Enrollment at the church is declining; a good Sunday now brings about 30 worshippers.

The former Baptist Church across the street has been converted into a residence." - Stephen Taylor, December 16, 2005

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