Ingham County

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Ingham County is named for Samuel Ingham, who was Secretary of the Treasury under President Andrew Jackson.

 

Created:  October 29, 1829

County Seat:

Ingham   1838 – 1840

Mason    1840 – present

 

County Courthouse – Mason

 

Location:  315 North Jefferson Street / East Maple Street

Built:  1902 – 1905

Style:  Classic Revival

Architect:  Edwyn A Bowd of Lansing

Contractor:  George Rickman & Sons Company

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story Berea sandstone  structure. The building has a large portico supported by four large columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. On the center of the roof is a square dome with clock and white colored roof. The statue of a Golden Eagle is atop the dome. The building was renovated from 1980 to 1995.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built by Emmons White in 1840 to 1841 at a cost of $325. The next courthouse was constructed by William Hammond & Company in 1842. The previous courthouse was designed and built by Matthew Elder of Lansing in 1858 at a cost of $12,229,19. The present courthouse was constructed at a cost of $96,678.

 

County District Court – Mason

 

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Location:  700 Buhl Drive / North Cedar Street

Built:  Unknown

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a one story brown colored brick and concrete structure. The roof line is flat.

 

See:  Michigan Supreme Court which is located in Lansing

 

See:  Michigan’s County Courthouses by John Fedynsky

 

Other Branch Courthouses

 

Lansing  

 

Courthouses: 

N – Clinton County and Shiawassee County

E – Livingston County

S – Jackson County

W – Eaton County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2008