Modoc County

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Modoc County is named for the Modoc Native American people.

 

Created:  February 17, 1874

County Seat: 

Alturas  1874 – present

 

County Courthouse – Alturas 

 

Location:  205 South East Street /East North Street

Built:  1914 – 1915

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Frederic J DeLongchamps of Reno, Nevada

Contractor:  W N Concannon

 

Description:  The building faces west.and is a two story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds. The west front has a set of wide steps with a colonnade of six columns with recessed entrance and wide header at the top. On the center of the roof is a copper colored dome. The interior has central staircase and high interior dome.

 

Note:  The courthouse constructed in 1883 by T B Reese was demolished.

 

See: Frederic J DeLongchamps designed the courthouse in Alpine County and  Nevada courthouses located in Carson City ( Ormsby County ), Douglas County, Humboldt County, Lander County, Lyon County, Perishing County and Washoe County.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Klamath County, Oregon and Lake County, Oregon

E – Washoe County, Nevada

S – Lassen County and Shasta County

W – Siskiyou County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2015