Oklahoma's National Register of Historic Places

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ID Number 84003064
Historic Name JACKSON COUNTY COURTHOUSE
Description of Significance THE JACKSON COUNTY COURTHOUSE IN ALTUS IS A THREE-STORY NEOCLASSICAL BUILDING. THE BUILDING HAS A RUSTICATED RED GRANITE WATERTABLE WITH SMOOTH CUT STONE ON THE REMAINDER OF THE FACADES. ORIGINALLY TOPPED BY A DOME, THE DOME WAS REMOVED IN THE 1920S DUE TO STRUCTURAL PROBLEMS. THE MAIN ENTRANCE HAS A MONUMENTAL PORTICO WITH IONIC COLUMNS AND A FALSE BALCONY SUPPORTED BY CURVED BRACKETS ABOVE THE FRONT DOOR. LISTED IN NATIONAL REGISTER 8/23/1984.
Current Name SAME
Address MAIN AND BROADWAY
City ALTUS
County JACKSON
Lot
Block ALL OF BLOCK 28, ORIGINAL TOWN
Current Section
Township
Range
Type BUILDING
Historic Function GOVERNMENT: COURTHOUSE
Current Function GOVERNMENT: COURTHOUSE
Area Signficance 1 ARCHITECTURE
Area Significance 2 POLITICS/GOVERNMENT
Date Prepared CA 1984
Year Built 1910
Original Site YES
Architect/Builder ROWLES-BAILEY CONSTRUCTION COMPANY - BUILDER; C C HAIR AND CO - ARCHITECTS
Architectural Style NEOCLASSICAL
Roof Material UNCOLLECTED
Wall Material STONE
Window Material METAL
Door Material METAL
Decorative Details PORTICO WITH PAIRED IONIC COLUMNS ON EITHER SIDE AND FALSE BALCONY SUPPORTED BY CURVED BRACKETS ABOVE THE FRONT DOOR. PROJECTING METAL CORNICE IS ORNAMENTED WITH MODILLIONS AND DENTILS
Condition GOOD
Comments ORIGINALLY HAD DOME ROOF, BUT WAS REMOVED DUE TO STRUCTURAL DAMAGE
Restricted N