Pittsburg County Courthouse
McAlester, Oklahoma
 
 
     
 
 
 Completed - 1926
Architect - Layton, Hicks, & Forsyth
Photos: Robert Deering 4/24/2006
 
 
 
1909 Busby Hotel
Before Modifications
 
 
 

COUNTY ORGANIZED: July 16, 1907 as an original county from Choctaw land.

COUNTY NAMED FOR: 
 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with the "h" removed, the city of origin of one of the first settlers.

COUNTY SEAT NAMED FOR: J.J. McAlester, who later became Lieutenant Governor of Oklahoma and was immortalized as a character in the novel True Grit, which was then made into feature films in 1969 and 2010.

COURTHOUSES:

STANDING:
 The 1926 Courthouse was originally constructed as the Busby Hotel in 1909.  It was remodeled in 1926 by Layton, Hicks, & Forsyth into a courthouse, removing the hip roof and adding columns in the center entrance. 

ADDRESS:  230 E Carl Albert Parkway, McAlister, Oklahoma

 

McAlester, Oklahoma
Photos: Robert Deering 4/24/2006


First Baptist Church of McAlester