Tulare County Courthouse
Tulare's third courthouse, built on the site of the first and
second, was considered one of the most beautiful in the state
and used as a model for the courthouses in Fresno and Merced Counties.
Damage sustained in a 1952 earthquake made the building unsafe,
and it was demolished shortly after the courts and county offices
found temporary housing in Visalia. The statue of Minerva, the
Roman goddess of wisdom, on top of the dome was saved and today
greets visitors to the county's historical museum.
Courtesy California State Library