Calhoun County

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Calhoun

Calhoun County is named for John C Calhoun, who was a southern statesman and Vice Present of the United States.

 

Created:  October 19, 1829

County Seat:

Marshall  1833 – present

 

County Justice Center – Battle Creek

 

Location:  191 East Michigan Street / North Jay Street

Built:  1993 – 1994

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Cain Associates

Contractor:  Walbridge Aldinger

 

Description:  The building faces southwest and is a four story glass, steel and concrete structure. The building is sheeted with dark glass.

 

Note:  The cost of construction was $39,100,000.

 

County Administration – Marshall

 

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Location:  315   West Green Street / South Park Avenue

Built:  1953 – 1955

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Lewis J Sarvis

Contractor:  Floyd J Skidmore

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story glass and concrete structure.  The building has glass walls divided by vertical narrow concrete dividers. The roof line is flat. The building now houses the County Administration.

 

Note:  The building was constructed around the old courthouse designed by E E Meyers of Detroit in 1875.of Detroit in 1875.

 

See:  Michigan’s County Courthouses by John Fedynsky

 

Courthouses: 

N – Barry County and Eaton County

E – Jackson County

S – Hillsdale County and Branch County

W – Kalamazoo County

 

 

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Photos taken 2008