Orange County

US States / A-G / California / Orange County
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Orange County is named for the citrus fruit widely grown in the region.

 

Created:  March 11, 1889

County Seat: 

Santa Ana  1889 – present

 

Old County Courthouse – Santa Ana  

 

Location:  211 West Santa Ana Boulevard / Sycamore Street

Built:  1900 – 1901

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  C L Strange of Los Angeles

Contractor:  McNeil & Blee

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red colored sandstone structure. The south front has a projecting center section with three arches on the first story with recessed entrance. The second story has five smaller arches and above the wall comes to a peak. Each corner has a large square towers with steep roof, The foundation is course white colored stone. The cupola was removed in 1933 after the Long Beach Earthquake. The building served as the courthouse until 1969.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Orange County Courthouse.

 

County Courthouse – Santa Ana  

 

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Location:  700 West Civic Center Drive / North Flower Street

Built:  1964 – 1966

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Richard J Neutra and Ramberg & Lowrey

Contractor:  J B Allen & Company and Dillingham Construction Corporation

 

Description:  The building faces south and north and is a twelve story steel, concrete and glass structure. At the northeast is the high rectangular building with vertical siding on the south side and glass windows on the north side. On the west is a lower three story wing with a polished concrete facing and a projecting dark colored facing along the south side. The glass paneled entrance is at the central junction of the two wings and has a covered walkway. The roof line is flat. The building is part of the Orange County Civic Plaza.

 

See:  District Court of Appeal – Santa Ana

 

Courthouses: 

N – Los Angeles County and San Bernardino County

E – Riverside County

S – San Diego County and Pacific Ocean

W – Pacific Ocean 

 

 

 

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Pictures taken 2013