Canadian County

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Canadian County is named for the Canadian River, which was named by early French explores after Canada.

 

Created:  April 22, 1889

County Seat:

El Reno  1889 – present

 

County Courthouse – El Reno 

 

Location:  301 North Choctaw Avenue / West Rogers Street

Built:  1986 – 1988

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Nicex Sherman Lester Associates

Contractor:  J W Skaggs Construction Company Inc.

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story buff colored brick and concrete  structure. The building faces east and was completed in 1988. The entrance is in the centre of the south side with recessed doorway. On the south is a one story wing. The windows are vertical and narrow. There is a wide overhang along the flat roof line. The building is named as the Judicial Building and the former courthouse is located on the south side.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was designed by W J Riley & Solomon A Layton and constructed by Thomas O’Keefe & L F Kramer in 1901

 

County Administration – El Reno 

 

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Location:  201 North Choctaw Avenue / West Hayes Street

Built:  1961 – 1962

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Hudgins-Thompson Bell & Associates

Contractor:  United Builders Inc.

 

Description:  The building faces east and Built in 1961, the modern building is a one story red colored brick and concrete  structure. The building faces east and was completed in 1962. The central entrance on the east side has a raised flat roof with recessed doorway. On either side of the entrance are recessed section with horizontal windows. The building served as the courthouse until 1988.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Blaine County and Kingfisher County

E – Oklahoma County 

S – Grady County and Caddo County

W – Caddo County and Blaine County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2010