Lassen County

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Lassen County is named for Peter Lassen, who was a Danish naturalist and explorer.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Modoc County

E – Washoe County, Nevada

S – Sierra County and Plumas County

W – Plumas County and Shasta County

 

Created:  April 1, 1864                                                   Location in the state of California

County Seat: 

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 of Susanville. 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: George C Sellon of Sacramento designed courthouses in Amador CountyNevada County, Plumas County, Sierra County and Tehama County.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Courthouse Square

 

County Hall of Justice – Susanville  

 

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Location:  2610 Riverside Drive / Grove Street

Built:  2009 – 2012

Style:  Modern

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 in the center of Susanville 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.

 

History:  The first courthouse was a two story frame structure built in 1867. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1916 to 1917. The Hall of Justice was constructed in 2009 to 2012.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Susanville

 

 

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Old County Jail – Susanville

 

 

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County Hall of Justice – Susanville

 

 

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Photos taken 2013 and 2015