The Barry County courthouse stands in Hastings and was constructed between 1892 and 1894. After a devastating fire swept through the town of Hastings it was decided that a brick courthouse would be less susceptible to fire and would not burn as easily as the previous courthouse even though it was spared by the fire.
This magnificent looking building stands in Adrian in Lenawee County in the southeast corner of the state. It was built in 1884 replacing the courthouse that burned down in 1852. It still serves the citizens of Lenawee County and is one of Michigan’s most impressive late 19th century courthouses. Thank you for Subscribing to Lost
The courthouse in Marquette was compleated in 1904. It is a beautiful Neo-Classical Revival building built with local sandstone. The courthouse has held a few notable cases. in 1913, President Theodore Roosevelt won a libel suit against Ishpeming newspaper publisher George Newett and was awarded six cents, “the price of a good newspaper.” In 1952
I have been slowly visiting all the historic courthouses in Michigan as I travel around the state. I made a recent trip to Monroe which is the second oldest county in Michigan, second only to Wayne county. I love their old courthouse that was built in 1880, It was almost lost to a fire set
I was in downtown Ionia and stopped to take a pic of the courthouse when a couple of workers were walking out. They said to me ” It sure is a beautiful building, isn’t it.” Yes it is, that is why I had to stop a take a few pics. The historical marker in front
The Saint Joseph county courthouse stands tall in the middle of Centerville, The historical marker in front tells the story of this magnificent building and reads: Michigan Territorial Governor George B. Porter proclaimed Centreville the St. Joseph County seat on November 22, 1831. Robert Clark Jr., Electra W. Dean, Charles Noble and Daniel B. Miller
The Eaton County Courthouse Square is a rare Michigan example of an intact nineteenth-century government complex. The showplace of the square, the stately Renaissance Revival courthouse built in 1883-85, was designed by D.W. Gibbs & Company of Toledo, Ohio. The interior features several marbleized slate fireplaces, stained glass and native butternut trim. A cast zinc
Ludington became the Mason county seat in 1873, when county offices were moved from the now-vanished village of Little Sauble. At that time Ludington was the county’s most prosperous settlement. Formerly called Pere Marquette, Ludington was platted in 1867 by Milwaukee lumberman James Ludington. The town served as a shipping center for West Michigan lumber.
I love the grand old courthouse in Houghton. The historical marker next to it reads: The opulent High Victorian design of the Houghton County Courthouse testifies to the prosperity that the copper boom brought to the area in the late nineteenth century. The building’s irregular form and polychromatic exterior make it one of Michigan’s most
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