Plumas County

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Plumas County is named for the Plumas River which was named for the Spanish word meaning “feathers”.

 

Created:  March 18, 1854

County Seat: 

Quincy  1854 – present

 

County Courthouse – Quincy 

 

Location:  520 West Main Street / Crescent Street

Built:  1919 – 1920

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  George Sellon & Company of Sacramento

Contractor:  Edward W Brook

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a four story white colored stucco and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The north front has a central entrance on the first story with small pediment above. There are vertical narrow windows along the first story. The second and third stories have a large porch with eight columns and recessed windows. There are low one story wings off the northwest and northeast corners. The fourth story has small windows. The roof is hipped. The interior is paved in Tuolumne marble and accented with pink Tennessee marble. 

 

See:   George C Sellon of Sacramento designed courthouses in Amador County, Lassen County, Nevada County, Sierra County and Tehama County.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was a shed like structure connected with the American Ranch Hotel, which served as the courthouse from 1854 to 1859. The second courthouse was a two story brick structure built in 1859.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Shasta County and Lassen County

E – Lassen County

S – Sierria County and Yuba County

W – Butte County and Tehama County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2013