Iosco County

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Iosco

Iosco County is named for the Native American word meaning “water of light”.

 

Created:  April 1, 1840

County Seat:

Tawas City  1857 – present

 

County Courthouse – Tawas City  

 

Location:  422 Lake Street / 1st Street

Built:  1952 – 1954

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Joseph C Goddeyne of Bay City

Contractor:  Arthur Vollmer Construction Company.

 

Description:  The building faces southeast and is a one story stone, glass and concrete structure. The building has a flat roof. The entrance is located in the center of the east side and is recessed with glass doors. On the northeast side the roof is slightly raised.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was built in 1863. The previous courthouse was built in 1869. The cost of the present courthouse was $250,000.

 

See:  Michigan’s County Courthouses by John Fedynsky

 

Courthouses: 

N – Alcona County

E – Lake Huron and Ontario, Ontario

S – Arenac County

W – Ogemaw County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2008