Marquette County

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Marquette

Marquette County is named for Father Pere Jacques Marquette, who was a French missionary.

 

Created:  March 9, 1843

County Seat:

Marquette  1843 – present

 

County Courthouse – Marquette  

 

Location:  234 West Baraga Avenue / South 3rd Street

Built:  1902 – 1904

Style:  Neo-Classical Revival

Architect:  Demitrius F Charlton and R William Gilbert of Marquette

Contractor:  Northern Construction Company of Milwaukee, Wisconsin

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story red colored sandstone, marble and copper structure. The building front has a large projecting portico supported by four large columns with wide steps descending. On the center of the roof is a circular flat dome with windows. The interior has marble walls and staircase. The courtroom is finished with mahogany and marble. Mosaic tiles, wool carpeting, and stained glass fill the buildingOn the west side is a modern dark colored brick annex.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built in 1857 on the present site. The cost of construction of the present courthouse was $210,000.

 

See:  Michigan’s County Courthouses by John Fedynsky

 

Courthouses: 

N – Lake Superior and Ontario, Canada

E – Alger County and Delta County

S – Menominee County and Dickinson County

W – Iron County and Baraga County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2008