Oklahoma's National Register of Historic Places

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ID Number 84003377
Historic Name OKFUSKEE COUNTY COURTHOUSE
Description of Significance THE OKFUSKEE COUNTY COURTHOUSE IS DISTINCTIVE FOR ITS WEDDING-CAKE LIKE SHAPE. IT IS A LARGE, ORNATE SQUARE BUILDING CONSTRUCTED OF FACED STONE BLOCKS. THE BUILDING IS THREE-STORY WITH AN ATTIC STORY USED AS A JAIL. THE ENTRANCEWAYS, CENTERED ON THE GROUND FLOOR OF EACH SIDE OF THE BUILDING, ARE RECESSED AND ARE FRAMED BY PILASTERS AND A FRIEZE DECORATED WITH CARVED WREATHS. THE WINDOW BAYS OF THE FIRST AND SECOND FLOORS ARE SEPARATED BY FLUTED PILASTERS WITH DORIC CAPITALS. A PROJECTING CORNICE DECORATED WITH DENTILS AND MODILLIONS TOPS THE SECOND FLOOR. LISTED IN THE NATIONAL REGISTER, 8/23/1984.
Current Name SAME
Address CORNER OF THIRD AND ATLANTA
City OKEMAH
County OKFUSKEE
Lot 4 - 6
Block 11
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 1926
Original Site YES
Architect/Builder LAYTON, HICKS, AND FORSTYH - ARCHITECTS; TAKERSLEY CONSTRUCTION COMPANY - BUILDER
Architectural Style NEOCLASSICAL; ART DECO
Roof Material UNCOLLECTED
Wall Material STONE
Window Material WOOD
Door Material METAL
Decorative Details
Condition GOOD
Comments
Restricted N