Kings County Courthouse - Hanford, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member fishingwishing
N 36° 19.679 W 119° 38.822
11S E 262395 N 4023580
Quick Description: Kings County Courthouse building in Hanford's Courthouse Square
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 1/8/2008 2:22:23 AM
Waymark Code: WM2Y1V
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 67

Long Description:
Until 1979 this grand old building was the focus of county government for Kings County. The Kings County Courthouse, located in what is now known as Courthouse Square, was built in 1896 by William Wilcox in the neo-classical revival style of architecture.

This three story building underwent an expansion in 1914 that continued the original design with a granite faced foundation, yellow brick walls, pressed metal cornices and metal roof spires. The north and south two-tiered porticoes highlight the structure.

Today the building is occupied by several independent businesses that lease space in the historic structure. Tile floors, decorative wood trims and artistic stained glass greet visitors to this treasure. A rose garden and working carousel grace the Courthouse property located in the center of downtown Hanford, California.

Street address:
114 West Eighth Street
Hanford, CA USA

County / Borough / Parish: Kings County

Year listed: 1978

Historic (Areas of) Significance: The Courthouse was built in the Classical Revival style of architechture

Periods of significance: 1875-1899

Historic function: Historically, this has been a government building

Current function: Today office space is leased to private businesses; upstairs is a sports bar and restaurant

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Privately owned?: Not Listed

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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