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Beckham County Courthouse

Famous Courthouse featured in the movie, "The Grapes of Wrath." This beautiful structure was completed in 1911 at a cost of $69,000. Designed by the architectural firm of Layton, Wemyss Smith and Hawk, it was built by Oklahoma Quarries and Construction Company. The building is a symmetrical blend of Neo-Classical and Second Renaissance Revival styles. Outstanding features included colossal Doric columns above the main entryway, classical pilasters, a grooved surface on the ground floor, and distinctive belt courses. The most unique part of the design was the dome, with a colonnade supporting a vaulted and gabled roof. On top of that was a smaller dome reproduced to scale.

National Register of Historic Places

Beckham County Courthouse (added 1984 - Building - #84002968)
Courthouse Sq., Sayre

  • Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
  • Architect, builder, or engineer: Layton,Smith, & Hawk, Oklahoma Quarries & Construction Co.
  • Architectural Style: No Style Listed
  • Area of Significance: Politics/Government, Architecture
  • Period of Significance: 1900-1924
  • Owner: Local Gov't
  • Historic Function: Government
  • Historic Sub-function: Courthouse
  • Current Function: Government
  • Current Sub-function: Courthouse


104 S 3rd St, Sayre, OK 73662