Federal Courthouse and Old Post Office, Oklahoma City

Federal Courthouse and Old Post Office, Oklahoma City

The Federal Courthouse is a historic post office, courthouse, and Federal office building built in 1912. It previously served as a courthouse of the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma, and of the United States Court of Appeals, briefly housing the Eighth Circuit and, then the Tenth Circuit for several decades. It continues to house the Bankruptcy court for the Western District of Oklahoma.

The Federal Courthouse was the first monumental structure in Oklahoma City and served as an anchor for future federal development. This landmark building was designed by James Knox Taylor. The building was constructed in 1912 in the Beaux Arts Classicism style. This style of architecture was commonly used for important public buildings from the end of the 19th century until the early years of the 20th century. The building's symmetry, monumental form, balustrade, and pilasters (attached columns) are characteristic of Beaux Arts Classicism.

As part of the 1932 expansion, a centrally placed tower was added over the 1919 addition. The tower features stylized decorative motifs that are characteristic of Art Deco architecture, which emphasizes the verticality of the design and incorporates Classical forms while minimizing ornate elements.
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Federal Courthouse and Old Post Office on Map

Sight Name: Federal Courthouse and Old Post Office
Sight Location: Oklahoma City, USA (See walking tours in Oklahoma City)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Create Your Own Walk in Oklahoma City

Create Your Own Walk in Oklahoma City

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Oklahoma City Historical Buildings

Oklahoma City Historical Buildings

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 Km or 2.1 Miles
Oklahoma City Introduction Walking Tour

Oklahoma City Introduction Walking Tour

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Many of the city's most iconic buildings date back...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.5 Km or 2.8 Miles
Downtown To Bricktown

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 Km or 1.5 Miles