Chippewa County

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Chippewa

Chippewa County is named for the Native American Chippewa or Ojibwe Native American people who resided in the region.

 

Created:  February 1, 1827

County Seat:

Sault Ste. Marie  1827 – present

 

County Courthouse – Sault Ste. Marie 

 

Location:  319 Court Street / Maple Street

Built:  1877 – 1878

Style:  Second Empire

Architect:  William Scott and John Scott of Sault Ste. Marie

Contractor:  William Scott and John Scott of Sault Ste. Marie

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story sandstone and limestone structure. The building has a projecting central section with the entrance surrounded by an arch. At the top is a decorative pediment. The building has a mansard roof and walls which are two feet thick. On the center of the roof is a large square dome with a wood Statue of Justice, clock and steep black roof. Additions were added in 1904 with architect R C Sweat of Marquette. A further addition was constructed in 1930. The building was renovated 1n 1989. on the south side is the modern Courthouse Annex.

 

Note:  The sandstone used in construction was extracted from the second ship canal. Limestone from nearby Drummond Island was also used.  The cost of construction was $20,000 and the 1904 addition, cost $25,000.

 

See:  Michigan’s County Courthouses by John Fedynsky

 

Courthouses: 

N – Lake Superior and Ontario

E – Ontario, Canada

S – Presque Isle County and Mackinac County

W – Luce County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2008