Artwork To Adorn Attorney General's New Office Building

Wednesday, July 5th 2006, 9:57 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ Paintings of three famous Oklahoma lawmen will be among the artwork adorning the attorney general's new office building when it opens in the state Capitol area in late August or early September.

The $15.6 million building is being constructed just southwest of the state Capitol. The old state Capitol power plant will be part of the new building.

Built in 1917, the power plant was designed by architect Solomon Layton, the designer of the state Capitol and several other buildings in Oklahoma.

A 9-foot-tall statue of an American Indian woman of the Cheyenee Tribe will be in the building's front entrance.

The building also will include paintings of three former Oklahoma lawmen: Comanche Chief and Lawton Deputy Sheriff Quanah Parker; Federal Marshal and former slave Bass Reeves; and Federal Marshall and Okmulgee Police Chief Bud Ledbetter.