Blaine County Courthouse (Watonga, Oklahoma)

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Blaine County Courthouse
Blaine County Courthouse , Watonga, Oklahoma.jpg
Blaine County Courthouse (Watonga, Oklahoma) is located in Oklahoma
Blaine County Courthouse (Watonga, Oklahoma)
Blaine County Courthouse (Watonga, Oklahoma) is located in the US
Blaine County Courthouse (Watonga, Oklahoma)
Location 212 N. Weigle St.,
Watonga, Oklahoma
Coordinates 35°50′46″N 98°24′38″W / 35.84611°N 98.41056°W / 35.84611; -98.41056Coordinates: 35°50′46″N 98°24′38″W / 35.84611°N 98.41056°W / 35.84611; -98.41056
Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1906
MPS County Courthouses of Oklahoma TR
NRHP reference # 84002972[1][2]
Added to NRHP August 23, 1984

The Blaine County Courthouse in Watonga, Oklahoma was built in 1906, the year before Oklahoma received statehood. It has been asserted to be "one of the most imposing structures in Watonga" and it "serves as a landmark for both the town and the county," Blaine County. It has a large central dome, a pedimented entrance, and a pediment above its cornice whose tympanum is painted with spirals and the date "1906". Its front facade also features an arcade of three arched windows on the third and fourth story levels.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.[1] It is a four-story tan brick building on a concrete foundation. It was deemed significant for its architecture and for its association with county history. The architect and builder(s) were unknown at the date of National Register listing.[3]

A breezeway connects the historic building to a two-story addition on the south side.[3]

It was one of a group of Oklahoma courthouses studied together and listed on the National Register in 1983.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Oklahoma Historical Society State Historic Preservation Office". 
  3. ^ a b c Suzanne Haynes and Mary Ann Anders (1983). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination Continuation Sheet: Blaine County Courthouse" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved April 27, 2017.  Excerpt from longer TR document. With photo from 1983.
  4. ^ Suzanne Haynes and Mary Ann Anders (1983). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: County Courthouses of Oklahoma TR" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved April 27, 2017.