Isabella County

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Isabella

Isabella County is named for Queen Isabella of Spain, whose patronage permitted Christopher Columbus to undertake his voyage to America.

 

Created:  March 2, 1831

County Seat:

Isabella Centre     1859 – 1860

Mount Pleasant   1860 – present

 

County Courthouse – Mount Pleasant

 

Location:  300 North Main Street / East Lincoln Street

Built:  1999 – 2000

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Othe, Duffy, Bassinger & Dice

Contractor:  Three Rivers Construction of Midland

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story brick, glass and concrete structure. The center section rises above the north and south wings and has an overhang at the entrance and large glass window on the second story. The roof line is flat. The former courthouse is on the south side of the building.

 

County Administration – Mount Pleasant

 

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Location:  200 North Main Street / East Mosher Street

Built:  1970 – 1972

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Wakely-Kushner-Wakley-Associates

Contractor:  Gerace Construction Company.

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story white colored stone, glass and concrete structure. The building faces west with the main entrance at the southwest corner where there is a glass lobby. The building has horizontal windows with narrow vertical black dividers. The roof line is flat. The building is the former courthouse.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was designed by Fred W Hollister and constructed by Hemmeter & Kaiser in 1876. The dome has been preserved and sit on the grounds of the present courthouse.

 

See:  Michigan’s County Courthouses by John Fedynsky

 

Courthouses: 

N – Clare County

E – Midland County

S – Gratiot County and Montcalm County

– Mecosta County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2008