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Oakman Elementary Orthopedic School - Photos

Oakman's west elevation viewed from the northwest corner. The nearest visible entrance on the left leads to the auditorium. One of the four primary school entrances is visible in the center of the building, marked by a stone portico.

There are four main entrances in the center of each elevation, the primary entrance is to the south. Each of the large corner spaces and exterior classrooms also has their own entrances.

Oakman had exterior terraces on the south, east, and west sides. Classrooms around the outside of the building once had access to these terraces, but the doors are now gone.

Oakman features a unique corner-anchor arrangement of its common areas. The school features separate playroom/gym, auditorium, cafeteria, and "cot room" each located in the corner of the building, and each with exterior access.