Tulare County Courthouse (former) – Visalia CA

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Description

The Public Works Administration (PWA) provided much of the funding for the former Tulare County Court House, built in 1935.

The building is four stories high with a raised central tower. The design is Moderne, with a recessed entrance section and flanking protruding stairwells.  There are Mayan designs high above the entrance and at the top of the stairwells.  Three bas-relief columns, with decorative elements at the top, complete the facade on each side. The side and back sides are plain.  A decorative brass railing runs around the top of the building.

After a new courthouse was constructed in 1957, this building served for many years as the Department of Public Social Services offices.  It was recently sold to a private owner and is in the process of being renovated for its new purposes.  

 

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photograph in National Archives (see photo)

http://courthousehistory.com/gallery/states/california/counties/tulare

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Location Info


100 E Center Street
Visalia, CA 93291

Location notes: Front of building located around corner on Court Street.

Coordinates: 36.331, -119.29

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