Guthrie City Hall
Almost as soon as the villages of Guthrie united into a city, a fitting municipal building for the Territorial Capital was envisioned, and lots were purchased in 1891. When built, the $25,000.00 City Hall held all city offices and a jail as well as the assembly room.
The assembly room was freely used for civic purposes: inaugural balls for Territorial Governor Frank Frantz and first State Governor Charles N. Haskell; early county fairs; and many public events through the years, including basketball games during the 1920's. Use was denied Carry A. Nation in 1906 however, on one of her prohibition speaking tours, to her bitter and vocal fury.
Somehow, the City Hall lots were not removed from the county's tax rolls, and in November 1912, F. L. Williams paid the $7.45 taxes due
By a slender margin, bonds were voted for a new City Hall and the old building was razed in July 1955. Bricks from the old building were used for the entryway paving of the entryway paving of the present structure.
Erected 1980 by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation.
Location. 35° 52.69′ N, 97° 25.661′ W. Marker is in Guthrie, Oklahoma, in Logan County. Marker is at the intersection of North 2nd Street and West Oklahoma Avenue, on the left when traveling north on North 2nd Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 North 2nd Street, Guthrie OK 73044, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Post Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Bonfils Building (within shouting distance of this marker); U. S. Government Land Office (within shouting distance of this marker); De Ford Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Guthrie National Bank (about 300 feet away); Office of E.P. McCabe (about 300 feet away); Land Office (about 300 feet away); Reeves Brothers Casino (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Guthrie.
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 26, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 26, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 41 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 26, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.