Clare County

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Clare County is named for County Clare in Ireland.


Created:  April 1, 1840

County Seat:

Farwell    1871 – 1879

Harrison  1879 – present


County Courthouse – Harrison


Location:  225 West Main Street / South Broad Street

Built:  1965 – 1966

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Brysselbout-Starke– Hacker & Simon Inc.

Contractor:  Gregory Construction Company


Description:  The building faces north and is a one story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The east and west wings extend north from the main building. The central section is recessed with a portico in the center supported by two steel supports and backed by stone facing around the entrance to the roof line. The building has white vertical panels at the windows. The architect was and the contractor was . Additions were added on the south side in 1994 and 1998.


Note:  The previous courthouse was built by I Hanna in 1879.


See:  Michigan’s County Courthouses by John Fedynsky



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Photos taken 2008