Modoc County is named for the Modoc Native American people.
Created: February 17, 1874
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 in the center of the city. 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 first courthouse was a two story structure constructed in 1883 by T B Reese and 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.
E – Washoe County, Nevada
W – Siskiyou County
Photos taken 2015