Oklahoma County Courthouse, Oklahoma City

Oklahoma County Courthouse, Oklahoma City

Oklahoma County Courthouse was designed by prominent Oklahoma architect Solomon Layton, and was built in 1937. It replaced the original courthouse located at the intersection of California and Robinson. The building is located on Park Avenue and paid for with a bond issue and money from the Public Works Administration (PWA), a federal program to create jobs in The Great Depression.

The 11-floor concrete courthouse building is considered art deco and art moderne. Quotes are inscribed in the sandy-brown Indiana limestone and a carved mural depicts a scene of Oklahoma friendship between a Native American figure and a Mountain Man.

The building is said to be loosely abstracted from stepped-back Mayan temples and includes a two-story lobby with terrazzo floor with a compass design as well as abstracted wagon wheel chandeliers and third story overlooks.

The courthouse was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1992.
Sight description based on Wikipedia.

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Oklahoma County Courthouse on Map

Sight Name: Oklahoma County Courthouse
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

Creating your own self-guided walk in Oklahoma City is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Oklahoma City Introduction Walking Tour

Oklahoma City Introduction Walking Tour

As the state capital of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City is the largest city in this state. Much of the city's settlement occurred during the Great Land Rush of 1889. Native Americans representing several tribes were among some of the region's earliest settlers. Tribal emblems and imagery make up much of the symbolism common in this city.

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
Oklahoma City Historical Buildings

Oklahoma City Historical Buildings

Home to an attractive variety of historic edifices, the capital of Oklahoma State provides interesting sightseeing opportunities for history buffs and architecture enthusiasts. Eye-catching religious sights and magnificent structures of great architectural and historic significance abound in downtown OKC. Take this self-guided walk to check out some of the top historical buildings of Oklahoma...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 Km or 2.1 Miles
Downtown To Bricktown

Downtown To Bricktown

Oklahoma City's Downtown and Bricktown to its east feature some of the most prominent landmarks, dining and entertainment options that state capital has to offer. On this self-guided walk, you will start from the Oklahoma City National Memorial downtown, the city's most important attraction, and end at Bricktown Canal where a large number of restaurants and entertainment establishments...  view more

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