Oklahoma's National Register of Historic Places

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ID Number 84003352
Historic Name MURRAY COUNTY COURTHOUSE
Description of Significance THE MURRAY COUNTY COURTHOUSE IN SULPHUR WAS DESIGNED BY RENOWNED OKLAHOMA ARCHITECT, JEWELL HICKS, AND POSSESSES AN ECLECTIC MIXTURE OF ARCHITECTURAL DETAILS WITHIN ITS OVERALL CLASSICAL REVIVAL STYLE. IT IS A TWO-STORY RED AND TAN POLYCHROME BRICK BUILDING. THE FRONT FACADE INCORPORATES FOUR CAST STONE TUSCAN COLUMNS AND A SERIES OF BRICK ARCHES ABOVE THE CENTRAL DOORWAY AND GROUND FLOOR WINDOWS. THIS CENTRAL SECTION OF THE FRONT FACADE IS SLIGHTLY RECESSED. TWO LARGE CAST STONE URNS ACCENT SMALL NICHES ON EITHER SIDE OF THE FRONT DOORS. ABOVE THE FRIEZE IS A PROJECTING CORNICE, WHICH IS SURMOUNTED BY A BALUSTRADED PARAPET. FOUR DECORATIVE CONCRETE TORCHES HIGHLIGHT THE PARAPET. LISTED IN NATIONAL REGISTER 8/23/1984.
Current Name
Address WYANDOTTE AVE BETWEEN W. 10TH & W. 11 ST
City SULPHUR
County MURRAY
Lot ALL
Block 201
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 1923
Original Site YES
Architect/Builder HICKS, JEWELL - ARCHITECT; W.L. SCOTT CONSTRUCTION COMPANY - BUILDER
Architectural Style NEOCLASSICAL
Roof Material UNCOLLECTED
Wall Material BRICK
Window Material UNCOLLECTED
Door Material METAL
Decorative Details TWO CONCRETE URNS, 4 CONCRETE TORCHES ALONG PARAPET
Condition FAIR
Comments
Restricted N