Cass County

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Cass County is named for Lewis Cass, who was a territorial governor and Secretary of War.

 

Created:  October 29, 1829

County Seat:

Edwardsburg  1831

Cassopolis     1831 – present

 

County Courthouse – Cassopolis

 

Location:  120 North Broadway / East State Street

Built:  1898 – 1899

Style:  Romanesque Revival

Architect:  Rush, Bowman & Rush

Contractor:  James Rowson and A W Mohnke

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story wood frame with limestone veneer structure. The west front has a large arch at the central entrance with three narrow vertical windows on the second story. The north and south section project from the main building. On the center of the roof is a high square clock tower with steep red colored peaked roof. A wing was added on the north side in 1976.

 

County Law and Courts Building – Cassopolis

 

Location:  60296 Highway 62 / Don Home Park Road

Built:  2002 – 2003

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Troyer Group

Contractor:  Miller-Davis Company

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a one story structure.

 

See:  Michigan’s County Courthouses by John Fedynsky

 

Courthouses: 

N – Van Buren County

E – St. Joseph County

S – Elkhart County, Indiana and Saint Joseph County, Indiana

W – Berrien County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2008