Old Orange County Courthouse

In what could only be described as a brick overlay on a mix of Romanesque and Mediterranean styles, this four-story building served as the primary county courthouse for over 60 years. Large arches at the entryway, and large arch windows on the third and fourth floors give that Mediterranean feel. Meanwhile some of the relief work, and the pediments some of the windows, as well as along the fascia, provide some of the Romanesque design. Meanwhile large skylights, and wrought-iron details interior to the building help remind that of the historical era that the building was actually constructed in. (2017)

Architect: C.L. Strange

Built: 1901

Style: Romanesque

Type: Civic

Address: 211 Santa Ana

City: Santa Ana


Marsh, D. (1992, Fall). Old Orange County Courthouse. Santa Ana Historical Preservation Society. www.santaanahistory.com/articles/courthouse.html

National Archives Catalog. (2020). California SP Orange County Courthouse. Archives.gov. https://catalog.archives.gov/id/123860298