The Landmark Project: CHL# 837

CHL# 837 ORANGE COUNTY’S ORIGINAL COURTHOUSE

Built in 1900 of Arizona red sandstone, this is the oldest existing county courthouse in Southern California. Significant and far-reaching court decisions were handed down here, including the ‘Whipstock’ case dealing with slant oil drilling, interpretation of farm labor law, and the Overell trial which resulted in law regulating explosives.

Also on the National Register of Historic Places.

Descriptions of each landmark are from the California Office of Historical Preservation website.

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