Gladwin County

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Gladwin

Gladwin County is named for Henry Gladwin, who was an English Commandant at Detroit during the Pontiac’s War.

 

Created:  March 1, 1831

County Seat:

Gladwin  1875 – present

 

County Courthouse – Gladwin  

 

Location:  401 West Cedar Avenue / South Bowery Avenue

Built:  1939 – 1940

Style:  Art Deco

Architect:   Frederick D Madison of Royal Oak

Contractor:  Charles C Engelhardt Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The base of the building is concrete with the etched names of the county towns. Concrete blocks run along the roof line. The roof line is flat. The lobby has a decorative ceiling and floor depicting a Native American chief in profile. In 1976 an addition was built on the south side.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was constructed by Fred Hollister in 1876 to 1878 for a cost of $17,000. The building was razed when the present courthouse was constructed.

 

See:  Michigan’s County Courthouses by John Fedynsky

 

Courthouses: 

N – Roscommon County

E – Arenac County and Bay County

S – Midland County

W – Clare County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2008