Genesee County

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Genesee

Genesee County is named for Genesee County in New York which was the home of most of the original settlers in the area.

 

Created:  March 28, 1835 

County Seat:

Flint  1836 – present

 

County Courthouse – Flint  

 

Location:  900 South Saginaw Street / East Court Street

Built:  1925– 1926

Style:  Neo-Classical Revival

Architect:  Frederick D Madison of Royal Oak

Contractor:  Paterson Construction

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a five story concrete frame faced with gray Indiana limestone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds. The first and second stories have horizontal limestone with the entrance in the center of the east side. On the third and fourth stories, there are eight stone columns dividing the windows. The roof line projects from the building. In 2001 to 2003, an addition was constructed on the west side. The building faces west and is a four story buff colored brick, concrete and stone structure. The west front has a curved front with high square pillars on the first story. The building is named as the Frank L MacAvinchey Building. The architect was CHMP, Inc. and the contractor was Sorensen Gross Construction Company Inc.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built in 1838. The second courthouse was built in 1867 at a cost of $50,244. The third courthouse was designed by Clark & Munger and  constructed  by Reed Brother Contracting in 1905 at a cost of $100,000. The building burned on March 14, 1920. The present courthouse was constructed at a cost of $710,000.

 

County Administration – Flint  

 

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Location:  1101 Beech Street / East 7th Street

Built:  1967– 1969

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Sedgewick–Sellers & Associates Inc.

Contractor:  Erickson & Lindstrom Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story buff concrete and glass structure. Thee building is located on landscaped grounds to the south of the courthouse. 

 

See:  Michigan’s County Courthouses by John Fedynsky

 

Courthouses: 

N – Saginaw County and Tuscola County

E – Lapeer County and Oakland County

S – Oakland County and Livingston County 

W – Shiawassee County and Saginaw County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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County Administration

 

 

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Photos taken 2008 and 2018