San Benito County Courthouse
San Benito's third courthouse was a lavishly decorated building
with an exterior modeled on the Farnese Palace in Rome and elaborate
balustrades of polished red cedar within. The Hollister landmark
withstood many earthquakes but was structurally damaged in a 1961
quake. The courts were moved into a quickly remodeled library
while a new courthouse was constructed. The old courthouse was
razed the following year.