Tehama County

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Tehama County is named for Tehama, who were a local Native American tribe.

 

Created:  April 9, 1856

County Seat: 

Tehama    1856 – 1857

Red Bluff  1857 – present

 

Old County Courthouse – Red Bluff  

 

Location:  633 Washington Street / Oak Street

Built:  1920 – 1922

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  George C Sellon & Company  of Sacramento

Contractor:  Mathews Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces northeast and is a two story red colored brick and stone style structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The east front has a large porch with eight columns rising to a wide header. The recessed entrance has a small pediment above the door. On the north and west sides of the courthouse is the County Courthouse Annex consisting of two story red colored brick and concrete structures constructed from 1978 to 1980. The architect was Raymond L Birge & Associates and the contractor was William D Johnson Company, Inc. On the west side is the County Jail which was constructed  in 1976 to 1977. The architect was Raymond L Birge & Associates and the contractor was Welch Construction, Inc. In 1994, the building was remodeled and expanded. The architect was Lionakis-Beaumont Design Group and the contractor was Donald F Gallino, Inc.

 

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

 

Note:  The first courthouse was a two story structure designed by B C Nusbaum and built by Virgil Baker in 1860. An addition was built in 1880.

 

County Courthouse – Red Bluff  

 

Location:  740 Walnut Street / Hook Road

Built:  2014 – 2016

Style:  Modern

Architect:  LPAS Architects

Contractor:  Rudolph and Sletten, Inc.

 

Description:  The building faces southwest and is a two story red colored brick and glass structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds to the southwest of the center of the city. The southwest front Has vertical dividers with recessed glass walls.  The roof line is flat. 

 

Note:  The cost of construction was $56,000,000.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Shasta County

E – Plumas County and Butte County

S – Butte County and Glenn County

W – Mendocino County and Trinity County

 

 

 

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Old County Courthouse

 

 

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Picture courtsey of Tehama County

 

 

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County Courthouse Annex

 

 

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County Jail

 

 

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Pictures taken 2013