Baraga County

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Baraga County is named for Bishop Frederick Baraga, who was a missionary who worked with the local Native American people.

 

Created:  February 19, 1875

County Seat:

L’Anse  1875 – present

 

County Courthouse – L’Anse 

 

Location:  16 North 3rd Street / East Broad Street

Built:  1883 – 1884

Style:  Romanesque

Architect:  John B Sweatt of Marquette

Contractor:  William Appleyard

 

Description:  The building faces northwest and is a two story red colored brick structure. The building sits on a hill overlooking the downtown area. The center section projects outward from the building on the northwest and southeast sides and has a hipped roof. There are also peaks on the other sides of the roof. The building has arched windows on the first story. An addition has been added to the northeast side. On the south side of the building is the jail constructed in 1912.

 

See: The architect, John B Sweatt of Marquette, also designed the courthouse in Houghton County and Keweenaw County.

 

See:  Michigan’s County Courthouses by John Fedynsky

 

Courthouses: 

N – Keweenaw County, Lake Superior and Ontario, Canada

E – Marquette County

S – Iron County

W – Houghton County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2007 and 2010