Comanche County is named for the Comanche American Indian tribe who resided in the region and derives from the Spanish “Camino Ancho” meaning “broad trail”.
Created: July 16, 1907
Lawton 1901 – present
County Courthouse – Lawton
Location: 315 SW 5th Street / SW C Avenue
Built: 1974 – 1975
Style: Art Deco
Architect: Jim Bignell and John Fischer of Bignell and Fischer
Contractor: Chapman Construction Inc.
Description: The building faces north and is a three story brown colored brick and concrete structure. The lat roof over hangs the building. Two vertical pillars frame the north entrance which has a small canopy. There are vertical white colored lines with narrow windows between.
Note: Previous courthouses were designed by H J Van Denberg and constructed by Frank Samuel Construction Company in 1902 and designed by Tonini & Bramblett and constructed by Walt R Henrich Construction Company in 1939.
Photos taken 2010