Ionia County

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Ionia

Ionia County is named for a province in Greece.    

 

Created:  March 2, 1831

County Seat:

Ionia  1837 – present

 

County Courthouse – Ionia  

 

Location:  100 Main Street / Hudson Street

Built:  1883 – 1886

Style:  Italianate and Renaissance

Architect:  David W Gibbs of Toledo, Ohio

Contractor:  Clare Allen

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a three story Ionia sandstone structure. The south front has a large portico with three arches on the first story and four columns rising to the top of the third story with decorative pediment above. The foundation is course stone and the first story is course brown sandstone and the upper stories are smooth sandstone. The building has a wide projecting cornice along the roof line. On the center of the roof is a large square clock tower with white colored dome and Statue of Justice at the top. The interior has black and white colored marble floors. The building was renovated in 1994.

 

Note:  The contractor  Clare Allen when bankrupt during construction and the project manager, Chauncey Waterbury, completed the construction.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Montcalm County

E – Clinton County

S – Eaton County and Barry County

W – Kent County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2008