The San Joaquin County Court House

The San Joaquin County Court House Stockton California


Stock #: 49362
Type: Postcard
Era: Chrome
City: Stockton
State: California (CA)
County: San Joaquin
Publisher: Columbia
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
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The San Joaquin County Court House. Built in 1890 at a coast of $257,817,37, it was the last word in design at that time. Everything was on the grand scale. Columns were immense, hallways spacious, ceilings high and lighted by the latest in gas lamps. Woodwork was intricate and in fine mahogany and walnut hardwoods. The floor tile was imported form Belgium its pattern reflecting the Byzantine period. It was completed December 3 1890. After completion seventy hitching posts were installed about the courthouse square at a cost of $2.30 each.