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Photo: The Beryl Ford Collection/Rotary Club of Tulsa, Tulsa City-County Library and Tulsa Historical Society.

Early Tulsa: Dawson School

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Dawson School is a sandstone, Romanesque style, two-room building built in 1908. It is an excellent example of a schoolhouse built after the post-statehood school building boom. Originally, there was a bell tower atop the porch, however, it was removed at an unknown time. 

Decorative details include an arched partial porch, two semicircular windows flanking the porch, a boxed cornice and gable returns. Dawson School was an important center for Dawson community activities. The school was the only municipal building in Dawson until 1942 when the firehouse was built.

Dawson School was listed in the National Register of Historic places on December 7, 2001.

Pictured: Dawson's First School House, Dawson, Indian Territory, Spring of 1899