Placer County

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Placer County is named for the small flakes of gold found in the area during the California Gold Rush.

 

Created:  April 15, 1851

County Seat: 

Auburn  1851 – present

 

County Courthouse – Auburn 

 

Location:  101 Maple Street / Lincoln Way

Built:  1894 – 1898

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  John Curtis of San Francisco

Contractor:  Richard McMann

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a three story yellow colored brick and stone structure. The north front has a projecting wing with wide steps leading up to the porch on the second story which has six columns rising to a balcony at the third story. Above the balcony are four vertical pilasters rising to a pediment at the roof line. There is a large portico on the east side. A balustrade runs along the roof line. On the center of the roof is a large dome with columns and a lantern at the top. The base of the building is rough stone. The building was restored in 1986.

 

Note: John Curtis also designed the courthouse in Glenn County.

 

Other Branch Courthouses

 

Roseville

  

Courthouses: 

N – Yuba County and Nevada County

E – Washoe County, Nevada, Carson City, Nevada and  Douglas County, Nevada

S – El Dorado County and Sacramento County

W – Sutter County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2013