Douglas County

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Douglas County is named for Stephen Arnold Douglas, a United States Senator, statesman, and leader of the Democratic Party.

 

Created:  November 25, 1861

County Seat: 

Genoa   1861 – 1916

Minden  1916 – present

 

County Courthouse – Minden

 

Location:  1616 Eigth Street / 6th Street

Built:  1981 – 1982

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Dolven Larson Daniels

Contractor:  O & D Construction

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story cream and brown colored concrete structure. The building is a long east to west rectangular shape, The south front has a recessed central entrance on the first story. The windows have projecting concrete frames. A horizontal brown band runs along the roof line and between the first and second stories. The roof line is flat.

 

County Administration – Minden

 

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Location:  1594 Esmeralda Avenue / 6th Street

Built:  1915 – 1916

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Frederic J DeLongchamps and George L F O’Brien

Contractor:  Friedhoff and Hoeffel

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a one story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The east front has a large porch with four columns rising to a wide header at the roof line. The central entrance is recessed. The center section of the building projects with north and south wings behind. The roof line is flat. The building is set in landscaped grounds and now houses the Douglas County Administration. The building served as the courthouse until 1982. The building was remodeled in 1982 to 1983. The architect was Dolven Larson Daniels and the contractor was N Bugica & Associates.

 

See:   Frederic J DeLongchamps designed courthouses located in Carson City ( Ormsby County ), Humboldt County, Lander County, Lyon County, Perishing County and Washoe County. He also designed the California courthouse in Alpine County.

 

Old County Courthouse – Genoa

 

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Location:  Main Street / 5th Street

Built:  1865

Style:  Federal

Architect:  Rufus Adams and Lawrence Gilman

Contractor:  Rufus Adams and Lawrence Gilman

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story red colored brick and wood structure. The east front has a long porch supported by four pillars and with a long balcony on the second story. The entrance is framed as is the second story doorway. The eaves overhanf and the roof is hipped. The building now houses the Carson Valley Historical Society.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Carson City and Lyon County

E – Lyon County

S – Mono County, California and Alpine County, California

W – El Dorado County, California and Placer County, California

 

 

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Photos taken 2013