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.

 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.


 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