Monterey County Courthouse – Salinas CA

Monterey County Courthouse, south facade - Salinas CA

The Public Works Administration (PWA) helped fund construction of the magnificent Monterey County courthouse in downtown Salinas, California, which opened in 1937. New Deal funds supplemented a local bond issue to cover the cost of this large building, which covers a… read more

Monterey County Courthouse: Mora Bas-Relief Capitals – Salinas CA

Jo Mora capital above main entrance to Monterey County Courthouse - Salinas CA

Prominent California artist Jo Mora crafted six bas-relief capitals for the tall pillars the main interior courtyard entrance to the Monterey County Courthouse in Salinas, California.  The sculpture depict scenes from early California history, featuring indigenous people, Mexican Californios, mission neophytes… read more