down the hallway and enter the swinging doors into the courtroom of
yesteryear. This quiet sun-filled room, warm with the original golden
oak furnishings, is a great place to sit quietly and reflect on our justice system of
then and now. The Courthouse is hidden from view by the Hall of Records because the
Hall of Records was built directly in front of the Courthouse. The Brick Classical Revival Courthouse was built by William Maloney
in 1867, at a cost of $14,300.
courthouse was in use for 99 years. Today the Courthouse is a walk-through museum with exhibits including the original Sheriff’s office, Law Library, Judge’s Chambers and the Courtroom where the famous stage coach robber, Black Bart, was tried.