Delta County is named for the Greek ”Delta” symbol as the original shape of the county was triangular.
Surrounding County Courthouses:
Created: Mach 9, 1843
Masonville 1860 – 1864
Escanaba 1864 – present
County Courthouse – Escanaba
Location: 310 Ludington Street / 3rd Street South
Built: 1959 – 1961
Architect: G Arntzen & Company of Escanaba
Contractor: Erling Arntzen of Escanaba
Description: The building faces south and is a two story buff colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The east and west wings project south from the main building. In the center is a canopy at the main entrance. White colored bands of concrete run between the first and second story windows and along the roof line. A map of the county adorns the southeast corner of the building. The roof line is flat. The building was enlarged in 1994. The architect was G Arntzen & Company of Escanaba and the contractor was Menze Construction Company.
History: Masonville became the first county seat and the county seat was moved to Escanaba in 1864. The first courts were held in private residences. The first courthouse was designed by J McDonnell and was built by H G Ashmun in 1882 at a cost of $20,000. The cost of construction of the present courthouse was $680,000 in 1959 to 1961.
See: Michigan’s County Courthouses by John Fedynsky
County Courthouse - Escanaba
Photos taken 2008