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Comanche County Courthouse

Go here to see as a Lightroom Slideshow
Go to Comanche Town Square
Go to Commanche Historic Jail

County Seat – Comance
Built – 1939
Style – Moderne
Architect – Wyatt Hedrick
Material – Limestone
Sate Photographed – 2/20/15

I really liked this courthouse – especially as an example of the moderne style.  It has the Eagles which are well stylized.  Lots of architetectual points of interest on the outside.  And it’s a little unusual with the use of rusticated limestone.  Most buildings of this era were much smoother.  Each exterior entrance has a clock place above it.  They do not work – and all seem to have stopped at 5:00 (am or pm?).

Inside – not too much exciting.  It does have a nice clock piece hanging in the center of the first floor.  Unlike the exterior clocks – this one works.  The courtroom has some nice woodwork, behind the judge bench and the wainscoting around the room.  There were a few unusual features in the courtroom.  The witness stand was on the opposite side of the jury.  And where most courtrooms have 2 rows of six juror chairs – this courtroom has 3 rows of 4 chairs.


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