Imperial County

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Imperial

Imperial County is named for the Imperial Valley which took its name from the Imperial Land Company.

 

Created:   August 7, 1907

County Seat:

El   Centro  1907 – present

 

County Courthouse – El Centro

 

Location:  939 West Main Street / South 9th Street

Built:  1924 – 1925

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Donald W Wells & Ralph Swearingen

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story gray concrete structure. The  north front has a portico supported by six large stone Doric columns. Above the columns is a wide header with cornice and decorative patterns. The entrance is recessed. The east and west wings are lower. The building was damaged in the 1973 earthquake.

 

County Administration  – El Centro

 

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Location:  939 West Main Street / South 9th Street

Built:  1981 – 1982

Style:  Modern

Architect:  The Blurock Partnership

Contractor:  C A Warsen Construction

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story concrete, glass and steel structure. The south front has a central entrance with cement canopy supported by cement pillars. Over the entrance is a large window. Windows run along the first story only.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Riverside County

E – La Paz County, Arizona and Yuma County, Arizona

S – Mexico

W – San Diego County

 

 

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Photos taken 2008 and 2013