Mono County

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Mono County is named for the local Native American group called the Mono Paiute people.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Douglas County, Nevada and Lyon County, Nevada

E – Mineral County, Nevada and Esmeralda County, Nevada

S – Inyo County

W – Fresno CountyTuolumne County and Alpine County

 

Created:  April 24, 1861                                                 Location in the state of California

County Seat: 

Bridgeport  1861 – present

 

County Courthouse – Bridgeport 

 

Location:  NE – School Street / Main Street

Built:  1880 – 1881

Style:  Victorian

Architect:  J R Roberts

Contractor:  Charles Anton, Samuel Hopkins and James Cain

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story white colored wood structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Bridgeport. The south front has a framed central entrance with small balcony on the second story with large arched window. The French windows are arched with small pediments above the front second story windows. A wide overhanging cornice falls the roof line with curved parapet at the center. On the east side, the rear section projects from the main building. On the center of the roof is a square white colored cupola with mansard roof. On the north side, is the old stone jail constructed by A J Svere in 1883.

       

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Mono County Courthouse

 

Note:  The courthouse is the second oldest courthouse in California that is still in use. The oldest courthouse is located in Mariposa County.

 

History:  The first courthouse was erected in Aurora. In 1863, a survey showed that Aurora was in Nevada. The county seat moved to Bridgeport and the Kingsley’s Inn became the second courthouse. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1880 to 1881. Total cost of the courthouse was $31,000 and the contract for construction was sold at public auction on July 3, 1880.

 

County Administration – Bridgeport 

 

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Location:  NE – Bryant Street / School Street

Built:  1973 – 1974

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Robert E Alexander and Robert E Clark

Contractor:  Joe B King

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story white colored stucco structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Bridgeport. The south front has a recessed central entrance on the first story. The building has a hipped roof.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Bridgeport

 

 

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Old County Jail – Bridgeport

 

 

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County Administration – Bridgeport

 

 

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Photos taken 2013