Hall of Records


The Hall of Records

By 1892, tremendous growth of the town and businesses increased the number of county officials and a bulk of records creating a need for a new building. The new Hall of Records was completed in 1893, at a cost of $11,949. The exterior marble was quarried locally and the newspapers of the day gave glowing reports of the progressive construction. The style is Romanesque Revival and the architect, Mr. William Mooser, designed many Northern California courthouses.

The Hall of Records was built directly in front of the Courthouse to provide space for the County Treasurer, Assessor and Recorder. Today, the lower floor houses the Historical Society office, Museum Book and Gift Shop, and the entrance to the Museum. Sixteen foot high solid iron doors with massive sliding bolts mark the entrance to the Hall of Records.


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