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First County Courthouse in New Town

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Photo by Herve Friend, 1887

The courthouse that was built in 1871 for the new seat of government at Union, Broadway and C Street. The land was donated by downtown founder Alonzo E. Horton and the architect was Levi Goodrich of San Jose. The archives were moved here from the Whaley House in Old Town which had served as the courthouse, and other things, since 1856. The photo was taken by Herve Friend for Douglas Gunn's 1887 book 'Picturesque San Diego.'

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