Mendocino County

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Mendocino County is named for Antonio de Mandoza, who was a Viceroy of Spain.

 

Created:  February 18, 1850

County Seat: 

Ukiah  1850 – present

 

County Courthouse – Ukiah  

 

Location:  100 North State Street / West Perkins Street

Built:  1949 – 1950

Style:  Modern / Art Deco

Architect:  C A Caulkins, Jr. of Santa Rosa

Contractor:  Carl N Swenson

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a four story  structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The north and south wings project eastwards. The recessed center section has a wide set of steps leading to the entrance on the second story. The roof line is flat. On the west side is the old stone jail constructed in 1928.

 

Note:  The first court was held in the Musical Hall on Main Street. In 1859, a contract was awarded to E Rathbun for $6,000 to build the first courthouse which was completed in 1860. In 1872, the second courthouse contract was awarded A P Petit whose plans were accepted and the building was completed in 1873. The building was razed in 1950 when the present courthouse was constructed.

 

Note:  A proposed new courthouse is to be constructed on East Clay Street in 2017. The architect is Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP.

 

Fort Bragg Justice Center – Fort Bragg

 

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Location:  700 South Franklin Street / Cypress Street

Built:  1990 – 1991

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Roland / Miller / Associates

Contractor:  Joe Moura Construction

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a one story green colored structure. The building is located in the center of the city. The west front of the rectangular shaped has a wide projecting porch at the center. The building has double windows. The roof is hipped.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Humboldt County and Trinity County 

E – Tehama County, Glenn County and Lake County

S – Sonoma County

W – Pacific Ocean

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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County Courthouse Annex

 

 

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Fort Bragg Justice Center

 

 

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Photos taken 2015