I was born and raised in Saginaw and still live there today. The courthouse that stood in front of the current one in Saginaw was demolished about 10 years before I was born. I have seen photos of it and it was a magnificent ornate building adorned with statues of justice. It’s always bothered me that the courthouse was torn down and traveling around Michigan I still see many old Courthouses and wished the one in Saginaw would have been saved.
I love this old courthouse in Corunna with its white Columns. There is a Michigan Historical Marker in front of it that reads:
Territorial Governor Lewis Cass established Shiawassee County in 1822, but as there were few white settlers in the area, its government was not organized until 1837. Two years later, the county commissioners designated this site in the village of Corunna as the public square. County offices occupied temporary facilities here until 1851, when a brick courthouse was built. It was replaced in 1903-4 by the present structure, designed by Claire Allen and costing $75,000. The cornerstone was laid on May 4, 1904, before the largest gathering in the county’s history. The courthouse, with its elegant clock tower and columned facade, still houses most of the major county offices.
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