Lassen County is named for Peter Lassen, who was a Danish naturalist and explorer.
Created: April 1, 1864
Susanville 1864 – present
County Courthouse – Susanville
Location: 220 South Lassen Street / Mill Street
Built: 1916 – 1917
Style: Classical Revival
Architect: George C Sellon of Sacramento
Contractor: James L McLaughlin
Description: The building faces southeast and is a two story brown colored sandstone and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center pf the city. The southeast front has a high central section which extends from the main building and has a porch with four columns rising to a terra-cotta ornamentation on the header. A projecting cornice runs below the flat roof line. The building is rectangular with a concrete foundation, The building now houses the county administration. On the west side is the old County Jail built in 1911. The buildings including a Courthouse Annex constructed in the 1960′s and a concrete jail constructed in 1970 are located on the spacious grounds of Courthouse Square.
See: National Register of Historic Places – Courthouse Square
Note: The first courthouse was a two story frame structure built in 1862.
County Hall of Justice – Susanville
Location: 2610 Riverside Drive / Grove Street
Built: 2009 – 2012
Architect: Lionakis Architects of Sacramento
Contractor: Clark & Sullivan
Description: The building faces northeast and is a two story concrete and glass structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds to the east of the courthouse. The north east front has a large projecting center section with five vertical dividers with glass panels between The roof line is flat. The building is the Hall of Justice.
N – Modoc County
E – Washoe County, Nevada
Old County Jail
County Hall of Justice
Photos taken 2013 and 2015