Edmond Public School 189 was the first public schoolhouse in Oklahoma Territory.<br />
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One of the first Oklahoma Official Centennial Projects was the preservation of Oklahoma Territory's first public schoolhouse, located in Edmond. It was originally built with funds raised by the Ladies School Aid Society under the leadership of Mrs. Jennie Forster. Community volunteers supplied the labor.<br />
On September 16, 1889 the first public school opened with Miss Ollie McCormick as the teach for nineteen pupils.  No fee for tuition was ever collected. Now the oldest documented building still standing in Oklahoma County, the schoolhouse also was the site for the establishment of four local protestant churches and the first recorded wedding in the county.  Converted to a private residence in 1900, and the Sanders Camera Shop in 1950. the building, which has remained on original schoolyard lots, was saved and rehabilitated under the direction of the Edmond Historic Preservation Trust.  I serves as a symbol of Edmond's early commitment to education and community spirit.
  
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Edmond Public School 189 was the first public schoolhouse in Oklahoma Territory.

One of the first Oklahoma Official Centennial Projects was the preservation of Oklahoma Territory's first public schoolhouse, located in Edmond. It was originally built with funds raised by the Ladies School Aid Society under the leadership of Mrs. Jennie Forster. Community volunteers supplied the labor.
On September 16, 1889 the first public school opened with Miss Ollie McCormick as the teach for nineteen pupils. No fee for tuition was ever collected. Now the oldest documented building still standing in Oklahoma County, the schoolhouse also was the site for the establishment of four local protestant churches and the first recorded wedding in the county. Converted to a private residence in 1900, and the Sanders Camera Shop in 1950. the building, which has remained on original schoolyard lots, was saved and rehabilitated under the direction of the Edmond Historic Preservation Trust. I serves as a symbol of Edmond's early commitment to education and community spirit.

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