FAIRFIELD — Local court officials are seeking historic items from the old courthouse currently undergoing a multimillion-dollar renovation.
The search is hoping to turn up historic photographs and documents related to the old courthouse and the legal history of Solano County.
As part of the renovation of the Old Courthouse, a history room on the first floor will serve as a small museum to the history of the building and the legal history of Solano County.
“For 60 years the 1911 courthouse provided a forum for the resolution of legal disputes in Solano County,” said retired judge R. Michael Smith. “Soon it will be back in service to the people of this county. But more than the building itself, its true history is of the people who passed through its doors over those 60 years. The History Room will chronicle some of the people and events associated with the Old Courthouse.”
The new old courthouse is set to reopen in August 2014 and will include three courtrooms, a clerk’s office, a mediation center, a jury room and staff space.
Items may be gifted or loaned to the court. Gifts are tax deductible. If you have photos or documents, you may contact Brian Taylor, court executive officer, at 207-7475 or at BKTaylor@solano.courts.ca.gov.
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