Yolo County

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Yolo County is named for the Yolans, who were a local Native American tribe, or for the Parwin word “yoloy” meaning “a place filled with rushes”.

 

Created:  February 18, 1850

County Seat: 

Washington  1850 – 1862

Woodland     1862 – present

 

County Courthouse – Woodland 

 

Location:  725 Court Street / 3rd Street

Built:  1916 – 1917

Style:  Beaux Arts

Architect:  William Henry Weeks

Contractor:  Robert Trost of San Francisco

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a three story cement and stone structure. The building is rectangular and is located in Courthouse Square with landscaped grounds. The exterior walls are Portland cement faced with Colusa sandstone. The south front has a projecting central section with a large porch with four Corinthian columns rising to a wide header. There are three recessed entrances on the second story. A balustrade runs along the flat roof line. The interior walls are Vermont marble and the entrance floors are Columbia Marble.

 

Note:  The cost of construction was $300,000. The terra-cotta finish on the cornice of the building was manufacted by Gladding-McBean Company.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Yolo County Courthouse

 

County Administratione – Woodland

 

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Location:  725 Court Street / 3rd Street

Built:  1983 – 1984

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Dean F Unger

Contractor:  J R Roberts Company

 

Description:  The building faces east.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Colusa County

E – Sutter County and Sacramento County

S – Solano County

W – Solano County, Napa County and Lake County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2013