Marin County is named for the word “marina” as the county is situate on the San Francisco Bay.
Created: February 18, 1850
San Rafael 1850 – present
County Courthouse – San Rafael
Location: 3501 Civic Center Drive / North San Pedro Road
Built: 1966 – 1969
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.
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.
N – Sonoma County
W – Pacific Ocean
Photos taken 2015