Major County Courthouse
Major County Courthouse is a historic courthouse built in 1928. It was designed by the Oklahoma City architectural firm Tonini & Bramblet, which also was responsible for the design of a number of other courthouses in Oklahoma and Kansas. Like other Tonini & Bramblet courthouses, Major County Courthouse is notable for its simplified Neoclassical features such as Tuscan columns and Tuscan pilasters. Major County Courthouse is one of 51 county courthouses in Oklahoma listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Backstory and Context
The current stone structure replaces a two-story brick structure built in 1908-9. Designed by the Oklahoma City architectural firm Tonini & Bramblet, known for their work on courthouses throughout Oklahoma, the new courthouse was built in 1928 at a cost of $77,495.
Like other courthouses designed by Tonini & Bramblet, the courthouse is notable for its incorporation of simplified Neoclassical elements such as Tuscan columns and pilasters. Another outstanding feature is the main entranceway, centered and recessed in a Roman arch. The attic of the building was designed to house the county jail.
"Major County Courthouse." National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form. National Park Service. US
Department of the Interior. https://npgallery.nps.gov/NRHP/GetAsset/NRHP/84003153_text. Accessed March 19, 2019.
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