Allen Toles' African American One-Room Schoolhouse

Allen Toles' African American One-Room Schoolhouse 315 E Ada Sipuel Ave
Chickasha, OK 73018

Phone: 405-224-5297   405-224-1953
Fax: 405-224-1935
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Take a journey back in time to a rural, early 1900s African American one-room schoolhouse.  The Allen Toles' African American One-Room Schoolhouse, located in Chickasha, is a rare, 100-year-old historic school that still retains its original floors and walls.  Known as "a room with a vision," this schoolhouse was constructed by Allen Toles, a black farmer that built this schoolhouse on his farm for his children and other African American youth to attend. 

The Allen Toles' African American One-Room Schoolhouse was constructed in 1910 near Verden.  The schoolhouse was ...

Take a journey back in time to a rural, early 1900s African American one-room schoolhouse.  The Allen Toles' African American One-Room Schoolhouse, located in Chickasha, is a rare, 100-year-old historic school that still retains its original floors and walls.  Known as "a room with a vision," this schoolhouse was constructed by Allen Toles, a black farmer that built this schoolhouse on his farm for his children and other African American youth to attend. 

The Allen Toles' African American One-Room Schoolhouse was constructed in 1910 near Verden.  The schoolhouse was re-located to nearby Chickasha in 2004 and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.  The school has been preserved and restored as an important part of early Grady County and Oklahoma African American history.  The stories passed down by ancestors of students of this schoolhouse include tales of agricultural work and education during that time period.  Admission is free; however, donations are appreciated.

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  • Facility Amenities: ADA Compliant

  • General Information: Free admission

  • Group Amenities: Advance Group Reservations Required, Bus/Motorcoach Parking

  • Highway Corridors (within 5 mi.): I-44, US-81

  • Suitable for Ages: Adults (18+), Children (up to 12), Teens (13-18)

  • Tour Information: Customized tours, Group Tours, Guided Tours

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Open

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Sunday

1:00 pm

4:00 pm

Tuesday

9:00 am

4:00 pm

Wednesday

9:00 am

4:00 pm

Thursday

9:00 am

4:00 pm

Friday

9:00 am

4:00 pm

Saturday

9:00 am

4:00 pm

Closed daily 11:30am-12:30pm. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment or tour.

From I-44W, take Exit 83 (Hwy 62) to Chickasha. Turn right on W Ada Sipuel. From I-44E, merge onto Hwy 81N (Exit 80) to Chickasha. Turn right on Ada Sipuel.

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Loretta Jackson




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From TravelOK.com Staff on 02/07/14

Janice, thank you for your question! Unfortunately, we don't have information on why the school was moved to its present location. Please call 405-224-5297 or email lyjaahs3@suddenlink.net, and we're sure they'll be able to help you. Best wishes and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From janice on 02/07/14

great job. so proud of your commitment to this historical facility. why was the school moved from its original location? thank you.


From TravelOK.com Staff on 09/26/13

Cosette, please use the contact information above to reach the schoolhouse, or try contacting the Major County Historical Society at 580-227-2265. Have a great day and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Cosette Wymer on 09/25/13

I am a member of retired educators in Major County and we are recognizing rural schools in our county. We have information concerning an African-American school near CleoSprings possibly named after Frederick Douglas. I need information on its name and existence. Can you help? Only five people are still living that remember it but none of them attended there.


 
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