Glenn County

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Glenn County is named for Hugh J Glenn, who was a California businessman and politician.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Tehama County

E – Butte County 

S – Colusa County

W – Lake County and Mendocino County


Created:  March 11, 1891                                               Location in the state of California

County Seat: 

Willows  1891 – present


County Courthouse – Willows


Location:  526 West Sycamore Street / Lassen Street

Built:  1894 – 1895

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  John Curtis of San Francisco

Contractor:  California Bridge Company


Description:  The building faces north and is a two story cream colored stucco structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The building is a cross shape with north, south, east and west wings. The north front has a portico supported by four columns and with a balcony on the second story. Four vertical pilasters rise on the second story to a pediment at the roof life. A balustrade runs along the flat roof line. Attached to the courthouse on the east side is the Courthouse Annex constructed in 1968. The building has concrete arches along the north, east and west sides and a glass paneled entrance on the west side. The roof line is flat. The architect was Alvin Fingado and George T Kern and the contractor was W F Mills Construction Company, Inc. On the west side of the courthouse is the District Attorney Office housed in the old Clerk’s Office.


Note:  When constructed in 1893, the courthouse had a high cupola on the center of the roof. The cupola was removed in 1951 after damage by an earthquake.


See:  John Curtis also designed the courthouse in Placer County.


See:  The county is located in the 3rd Appellate District Court of Appeal – Sacramento.


History:  The county was created in 12891 and Willows was selected as the county seat. The first and present courthouse and jail were constructed in 1894 to 1895 at a cost of $79.000.


County Courthouse – Orland


Location:  821 East South Street / Hambright Avenue

Built:  Unknown

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  California Bridge Company


Description:  The building faces south and is a one story cream colored stucco structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds next to Lely Park to the southeast of the center of the city. The building is “L” shaped with a hipped roof. 




County Courthouse – Willows

































Photos taken 2013