Marquette County

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Marquette

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

 

Surroundiong County and Canada 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

 

Created:  March 9, 1843                         Map of Michigan highlighting Marquette County

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 is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Marquette. 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 copper dome with windows. The interior has Italian marble walls and staircase. The large courtroom on the second story 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 County Courthouse Annex.

 

History:  The first courthouse was built in 1857 on the present site at a cost of $4,300. The cost of construction of the second and present courthouse was $210,000.

 

See:  Michigan’s County Courthouses by John Fedynsky

 

 

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County Courthouse – Marquette

 

 

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County Courthouse Annex – Marquette

 

 

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Photos taken 2008