Iron County

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Iron County is named for the large deposits of iron in the county.

 

Created:  April 3, 1885

County Seat:

Iron River      1885 – 1889

Crystal Falls  1889 – present

 

County Courthouse – Crystal Falls

 

Location:  2 South 6th Street / Superior Avenue

Built:  1890 – 1891

Style:  Richardsonian Romanesque Revival

Architect:  J C Clancy of Wisconsin

Contractor:  Louis A Webber

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a three story buff colored brick and granite  structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds and has a large arch with recessed doorway on the first story. Above the arch are six narrow vertical windows. At the roof line is a large white colored statue of “Law, Mercy and Justice”. On the northeast corner is a high square brick clock tower with an octagonal top containing the clock. On the southeast corner is a smaller round brick tower. The second floor courtroom has an octagonal ceiling of decorative pressed metal and a large chandelier with muses and dragons. A wing was added in 1955. The architect was Pero Brandy and the contractor was Cloverland Contracting Company.The building was renovated in 2003 to 2004 when a new wing was constructed.

 

Note:  The cost of construction of the courthouse was $40,000.

 

See:  Michigan’s County Courthouses by John Fedynsky

 

Courthouses: 

N – Houghton County and Baraga County

E – Marquette County and Dickinson County

S – Florence County, Wisconsin, Forest County, Wisconsin and Vilas County, Wisconsin

W – Gogebic County and Ontonagon County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2007 and 2015