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Old 03-02-2011, 02:16 PM
 
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Unhappy Oakley School

Does anyone remember Oakley School on Madison Rd?

I grew up on Ferdinand Place in the 60's. I used to walk to school thru what was called the hollow at the end of my street.

After school I would go to the drug store accross the street, I think it was called Hermans.

I'm far removed from the area but sure do miss it.
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Old 03-02-2011, 08:34 PM
 
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The Oakley School was where Fresh Market is located today. The lack of a neighborhood school is the single biggest negative for Oakley. As long as Oakley kids get shipped off to John P Parker in Madisonville, there will continue to be a lot of turnover among families looking for better opportunities for their children. Thank you CPS.
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Old 03-03-2011, 06:27 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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the school issue, plus the high housing prices, made it hard for this young family to consider oakley. also, when i take the baby into oakley pub and grill or habits, i feel like a new yorker walking into an old west saloon. this was a contrast to pleasant ridge, where i always see children in the bars and restaurants.

this isn't necessarily bad, but right now oakley is definitely a young professional and singles kind of place.
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Old 05-03-2011, 09:28 PM
 
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I attended Oakley School, moving there in 1961 from Hyde Park School. I've been trying to find old pictures. I remember the poem Winkin and Blinkin and Nod One Night Sailed Off On a Silver Shoe above a fountain in the main foyer. And steps on the side of the building that led to the gym. And a special little Kindergarten patio (brick) on the back. Four squares and hop-scotches. The auditorium was just inside the front door. I remember a pretty brick school, uniquely laid out. Sure wish I could find old pictures of it.
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Old 05-04-2011, 06:29 AM
 
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Old 05-23-2011, 05:28 PM
 
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I attended Oakley School, moving there in 1961 from Hyde Park School. I've been trying to find old pictures. I remember the poem Winkin and Blinkin and Nod One Night Sailed Off On a Silver Shoe above a fountain in the main foyer. And steps on the side of the building that led to the gym. And a special little Kindergarten patio (brick) on the back. Four squares and hop-scotches. The auditorium was just inside the front door. I remember a pretty brick school, uniquely laid out. Sure wish I could find old pictures of it.
You can go to old schools in Ohio and find a picture, however it just shows the front door.

I thouhgt the kindergarten patio and auditorium were so special. But did know that behind the auditorium was thsi very neat room with stairs that led to a secret room.
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