Marin County

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Marin County is named for the word “marina” as the county is situate on the San Francisco Bay.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Sonoma County

E – Contra Costa County

S – San Francisco County

W – Pacific Ocean

 

Created:  February 18, 1850                                          Location in the state of California

County Seat: 

San Rafael  1850 – present

 

County Courthouse – San Rafael  

 

Location:  3501 Civic Center Drive / North San Pedro Road

Built:  1966 – 1969

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Frank Lloyd Wright and Aaron Green

Contractor:  Robert E. McKee of Dallas, Texas

 

Description:  The building faces south west and is a three story concrete and glass structure.

 

See:  The county is located in the 1st Appellate District of the Court of Appeal – San Francisco.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was designed by Henry Kenitzer and Edward T Raun and constructed by A G Fitzpatrick in 1872. Additions were added in 1905 and 1942. The building burned in 1971.

 

 

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County Courthouse - San Rafael 

 

 

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Photos taken 2015