The Solano County Courthouse underwent a $27 million restoration and RFJ Meiswinkel was proud to be a part of it. Designed by E.C. Hemmings and built in 1911, this 2 story, 29,900 square foot courthouse is an outstanding example of Beaux Arts architecture and is part of the Central Solano County Heritage Commission’s inventory of “Lasting Heritage” buildings.
Most of what you see was original to the building, and if it was missing, it was carefully recreated. That means the light fixtures and the ornamental grates behind the windows, as well as, the high quality plaster finishes.
RFJ worked on a rather elaborate support system for the plaster walls on the first floor. The walls were hollow clay tile, stabilized with a Hilti epoxy injection system that utilized a test tube shaped perforated screen embedded prior to injection and bolted to 16 gauge framing.