Del Norte County is named for the Spanish word “northern” as the country was the northern most county.
Created: March 2, 1857
Crescent City 1857 – present
County Courthouse – Crescent City
Location: 450 H Street / 5th Street
Built: 1958 – 1959
Architect: William M Van Fleet
Contractor: H Barnard
Description: The building faces northeast and is a one story concrete and glass structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The northeast side has a central entrance with triangular glass roof and recessed glass paneled doorway. The upper part of the building has brown colored siding with slanted roof sections above. The center section of the building has a glass covered arcade with the court section on the north side and the administration section on the south side. The southwest side has a raised glass entrance to the arcade.
Note: The first courthouse was a two story structure designed and built by S P Marsh in 1885. The building was destroyed by fire on January 18, 1948. The court met in the Veterans Memorial Building until 1959 when the third and present courthouse was completed.
Former County Courthouse – Crescent City
Location: 810 H Street / 8th Street
Description: The building faces northeast and is a two story wood frame and stucco e structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city to the north of the courthouse. The northeast front has a projecting center section with four high pillars and recessed porch with three arched entrances. The roof is hipped. The building is the Veterans Memorial Building and served as temporary courthouse from 1948 to 1959.
E – Siskiyou County
S – Humboldt County
Photos taken 2015