#837:  Orange County's Original Courthouse

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211 W Santa Ana Blvd at Broadway, Santa Ana





State Plaque



From the plaque:

Built in 1900 of Arizona red sandstone, this is the oldest existing county courthouse in Southern California. Significant and far-reaching court decisions were handed down here, including the 'Whipstock' case dealing with slant oil drilling, interpretation of farm labor law, and the Overell trial which resulted in law regulating explosives.

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Orange County Board of Supervisors and Let's Improve Santa Ana (L.I.S.A.). March 11, 1970

©2009 David Schmitt