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St. Patricks (Walnut) Gym

St. Patricks (Walnut) Gym

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Built: 1949 | Abandoned: N/A
Status: Abandoned
Photojournalist: Darrell Powers

On May 26th, 1949 the citizens of Walnut were invited to the grand opening of the brand new St. Patricks Auditorium. An all-day bazaar was advertised in the local newspaper with dinner at 12 pm, supper at 6 pm, games such as bingo and rifle shooting. A dance was held from 9 pm-1 am with a performance by Forrest Wasson and The Orchestra.

In December 1949 the Walnut graduating classes of 1948-1950 pooled together and graciously donated a brand new scoreboard for the Walnut Gym. Truly shows how small communities come together to help each other out no matter the age. The old scoreboard which was hand-operated no longer had a use, the new modern board took its place.

Over the years the Walnut saw many talented pupils and entertaining events. Graduations, dances, basketball games, senior plays such as “In Again, Out Again” in 1950 and more. PTA meetings, programs, and town gatherings/events also took place in the auditorium. Unclear when exactly it closed, if you have more information please comment or email board@abandonedatlas.com!





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Emily Cowan

Emily is a two-time published author of "Abandoned Oklahoma: Vanishing History of the Sooner State" and "Abandoned Topeka: Psychiatric Capital of the World". With over two hundred published articles on our websites. Exploring since 2018 every aspect of this has become a passion for her. From educating, fighting to preserve, writing, and learning about history there is nothing she would rather do.

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