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Humboldt County Courthouse

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1919–1921, Frederick J. DeLongchamps. 1976, rear passageway. Northwest corner of Bridge and 5th sts.
  • Humboldt County Courthouse (Bret Morgan)
  • Humboldt County Courthouse (Julie Nicoletta)

A long, wide concrete staircase leads to the Beaux-Arts classical courthouse, which has a massive pedimented portico supported by six Corinthian columns, with the entablature continuing around the building, above which is a parapet. Corinthian pilasters separate bays on side-elevation projections. The first-floor windows on the front elevation feature stone pedimented caps, contrasting slightly with the buff-colored brick of the walls and pilasters. Cream-colored terra-cotta details include eagles above the doors on the main and north entries. The interior of the building is the most monumental of DeLongchamps's commissions in Nevada, featuring a sweeping marble staircase and a two-story atrium with Ionic columns and a leaded glass ceiling. In 1976 the county constructed a passageway linking the courthouse with a newer county office building to the rear.

Writing Credits

Julie Nicoletta


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Julie Nicoletta, "Humboldt County Courthouse", [Winnemucca, Nevada], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Nevada, Julie Nicoletta. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000, 137-137.

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