Solano County is named for Chief Solano, who was an Indian Chief of the Suisunes a Native American group of the region.
Created: February 18, 1850
Fairfield 1850 – present
Old County Courthouse – Fairfield
Location: 580 West Texas Avenue / Union Avenue
Built: 1911 – 1912
Style: Classical Revival
Architect: E C Hemmings and W A Jones
Description: The building faces south and is a two story granite and concrete structure. The south front has a wide porch with ten columns rising to a wide header. The three central entrances on the first story are recessed. A projecting conice runs below the roof line. The roof line is flat. The building is surrounded by spacious landscaped grounds. The building was renovated in 2013. The architect was Hornberger + Worstell and the contractor was Plant Construction Company, L.P.
County Hall of Justice – Fairfield
Location: 600 Union Avenue / Texas Avenue
Built: 1968 – 1970
Style: Modern Classical Revival
Architect: Schachtman, Velikonia & Associates
Contractor: Christensen & Foster
Description: The building faces west and is a two story structure. The west front has a projecting center porch with four columns rising to a wide header. On either side of the center section are recessed bays with large shutter coverings. The roof line is flat. On the south side is the older section named as the Hall of Justice II. Constructed in 1975 to 1976, the building faces west. The west front has a one story porch supported by narrow pillars with glass wall behind with the main entrance. Behind, the building rises to two stories with a south wing and a north wing which is connected to the Hall of Justice. The architect was Schachtman, Velikonia & Associates and the contractor was Christensen & Foster.
Note: The building was originally designed by Henry C Smith of San Francisco and constructed in 1914 to 1915 as the second Armijo Union High School.
County Justice Center – Fairfield
Location: 500 Union Avenue / Texas Avenue
Built: 1988 – 1989
Architect: Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum
Contractor: Stolte Construction
Description: The building faces north and is a two story concrete and glass structure. The north front has a recessed glass panel section with two pillars and an arched section above the roof line. The building has east and west wings. The construction manager was Turner Construction.
County Administration – Fairfield
Location: 675 West Texas Avenue / Union Avenue
Built: 2003 – 2005
Architect: Clark Design Build of California Inc. and Kaplan, McLaughlin, Diaz Architects
Contractor: URS Corporation
Description: The building faces north and is a six story steel, concrete and glass structure. The north front has a large blue tinted glass section on the west with entrance on the first story and on the east side are high vertical windows. The roof line is tiered. The roof line is flat. The building is named as the Solana County Government Center. The east side of the building is the Law & Justice Center.
N – Yolo County
W – Napa County
Photos taken 2013