Creek County

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Creek

Creek County is named for the Creek North American tribe.

 

Created:  July 16, 1907

County Seat:

Sapulpa  1907 – present

 

County Courthouse – Sapulpa 

 

Location:  222 East Dewey Avenue / South Palk Street

Built:  1914 – 1915

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  Layton and Wemyss

Contractor:  Manhattan Construction Company

 

Description: The building faces north and is a three story gray colored stone structure. The north front has a recessed section in the center of the second and third stories with six columns. The first story has horizontal stone and the entrance has a small overhang. There is a large pediment on the center of the flat roof line.

 

See: The architect, Layton and Forsyth ( and associated firms ), designed courthouses in Beckham County, Carter County, Craig County, Grady CountyGreer County, Harmon County, Jefferson County, McIntosh County, Muskogee County, Okfuskee County, Oklahoma CountyPittsburg County and Washita County.

 

See: The contractor, Manhattan Construction Company, constructed courthouses in Oklahoma in Bryan County, Craig County, Garvin County, Logan County, Muskogee County, Noble County, Oklahoma County, Pawnee County and Tulsa County.

 

County Administration – Sapulpa 

 

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Location:  312 East Lee Avenue / South Oak Street

Built:  1925 – 1927

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description: The building faces south and is a three story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The south front has a high portico with Doric four columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. At the roof line, a stone and brick baluster shields the clay tile, hipped roof.

 

Note:  The building was the former Masonic Temple. In 1940 it was purchased a local glass manufacturing company and became known as the Collins Building. In the early 1990s, Creek County purchased the building and it is currently used for county offices. The County spent $400,000 renovating the building office space, and another $130,000 refurbishing the 3rd floor Masonic ballroom.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Pawnee County and Tulsa County

E – Tulsa County and Okmulgee County

S – Okfuskee County

W – Lincoln County and Payne County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2010