Fairview Elementary: Gone but Not Forgotten

By Landry Brewer — At Fairview Elementary, they razed the roof. And the walls, floors, and ceilings. Dirt and memories are all that remain of the school where so many Elk Citians were educated during their youngest years.BEGINNINGSAs Elk City’s population grew in the 1940s, more elementary school space was needed. To accommodate the growth, Fairview Elementary was built on Lusk Ave. between 6th St. and 7th St. and housed its first students in 1951.CHANGESAccording to Lynn Kennemer’s history of Elk City, the school system purchased a metal building from the area Vo-Tech and moved it to Fairview in 1974…

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