san luis obispo

San Luis Obispo County Courthouse

Completed 1873

San Luis Obispo officials agreed to construct a new courthouse after the district attorney pronounced the adobe used for county business since 1851 "a marvel of repulsiveness, and the courtroom with its wretched appointment a disgrace to the county." This classic Greek Revival building (shown during a Fourth of July celebration) was welcomed by new residents as a break from the colonial past and became the center of the growing town. The courthouse was demolished in 1940.

Courtesy San Luis Obispo Historical Museum and State Bar of California

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