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

 

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 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.

 

Courthouses: 

North  – Shasta County

East    – Plumas County and Butte County

South – Butte County and Glenn County

West  – Mendocino County and Trinity County

 

 

 

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Picture courtsey of Tehama County

 

 

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Pictures taken 2013