Amador County

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Amador County is named for Jose Maria Amador, who was a soldier, rancher and miner and “amador” is the Spanish word meaning “one who loves”.

 

Created:  May 11, 1854

County Seat: 

Jackson  1854 – present

 

Old County Courthouse – Jackson 

 

Location:  69 Summit Street / Court Street

Built:  1862 – 1864

Style:  Art Deco

Architect:  S D Mandell

Contractor:  J W Epley, Hatt Canavan and William Maloney

 

Description:  The building faces southwest and is a two story yellow colored stucco and concrete structure. The Hall of Records was built in 1892 and completed in 1893. The architect was T J Welch of San Francisco and the contractor was D J Brennan. In 1939 to 1940, the two buildings were enclosed and combined into one Art Deco style structure. The southwest front has a projecting section on the west side with glass entrance on the first story and clock above. On the east side of the front, the windows are recessed. On the north side, the building is curved. The roof line is flat. The architect in 1939 was George Sellon of Sacramento and the contractor was the Works Project Administration.

 

See: George C Sellon of Sacramento designed courthouses in Lassen County, Nevada County, Plumas County, Sierra County and Tehama County.

 

 County Courthouse – Jackson

 

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Location:  500 Argonaut Lane / Hoffman Street

Built:  2005 – 2007

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Glass Architects of Santa Rosa

Contractor:  Roebbelen Construction Management Services

 

Description:  The building faces northeast and is a one story red colored brick and concrete structure. The west section of the building has two large arches on the northeast front. The east section has a glass entrance and a sloped roof which overhangs. On the south side, the roof is flat.

 

Courthouses: 

N – El Dorado County

E – Alpine County

S – Calaveras County

W – San Joaquin County and Sacramento County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2013 and 2015