Lake County Courthouse, located at 255 North Main Street in Lakeport,
California, is a two-story, 66-by-44-foot, vine-covered brick structure. The
bricks were kilned at Lakeport and have been covered with concrete. The building
also has a cast iron balcony centered above the entrance on the second floor
that was used by the court bailiff when court was in session. Designed by A. P.
Petit in 1871, this building served as the seat of county government from 1871
until 1968 when it was replaced by the new courthouse. The Lake County
Courthouse is more than 100 years old and was listed in the National Register of
Historic Buildings in 1970. At that time, it was the first courthouse in the
state of California listed in the National Register. It now houses the Lake
County Pioneer and Indian Museum.
Lake County Courthouse was the scene of many trials when it served as the seat
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