Luce County

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Luce County is named for Cyrus G Luce, who was a Governor of Michigan.


Surrounding County and Canada Courthouses: 

N – Lake Superior and Ontario, Canada

E – Chippewa County

S – Mackinac County

W – Schoolcraft County and Alger County


Created:  Mach 1, 1887                          Map of Michigan highlighting Luce County

County Seat:

Newberry  1887 – present


County Courthouse – Newberry  


Location:  407 West Harrie Street / East Court Street

Built:  1974 – 1975

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Gordon Buitendorp Associates Inc. of Holland

Contractor:  Omega Construction Company Inc.of Grandville


Description:  The building faces south and is a one story buff-red colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Newbety. The building has a square wing having narrow vertical windows. The northeast wing has the same narrow vertical windows and a pitched yellow colored roof. Both sections have a dark brown colored horizontal band below the dark brown colred roof line. An addition was added in 1978 and 1979. The architect was G. Arntzen & Company of Escanaba. On the west side of the courthouse is the old Sheriff Residence and Jail designed by Lovejoy & DeMar and constructed in 1894.


See:  The contractor, Omega Construction Company Inc.of Grandville, constructed courthouses in Antrim County, Emmet County and Schoolcraft County.


History:  In 1887, Newberry become the county seat. The first courthouse was designed by J B Sweatt and built by Alexander Main in 1890. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1974 to 1975.


See:  Michigan’s County Courthouses by John Fedynsky




County Courthouse – Newberry







Old Sheriff Residence – Newberry










Photos taken 2008