Beckham County Courthouse
Sayre, Oklahoma
 
 
     
 
 
 Completed - 1911
Architect - Layton, Smith, & Hawk
Photos: Robert Deering 4/15/2003
 
 
 
1911 Courthouse
Undated Photo
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

COUNTY ORGANIZED: 1907 from portions of Greer and Roger Mills counties, Oklahoma Territory.

COUNTY NAMED FOR: 
Former Governor and U.S. Senator of Kentucky John Crepps Wickliffe Beckham.

COUNTY SEATS:
Election on June 18, 1908 named Sayre as the county seat by eleven votes over Erick. 

COUNTY SEAT NAMED FOR: Robert H. Sayre, railroad developer.

COURTHOUSES:

STANDING:
 1911 brick courthouse with a blend of Neo-Classical and Second Renaissance Revival styles. 

"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." Courtesy of Exploring Oklahoma History.

ADDRESS:  302 E Main Street, Sayre, Oklahoma

 

Sayre, Oklahoma


First Baptist Church of Sayre
Photo 4/2/2005

U. S. Post Office in Sayre
Photo 4/15/2003