Ottawa County

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Ottawa County is named for the Ottawa Native American tribe.

 

Created:  March 2, 1831

County Seat:

Grand Haven  1855 – present

 

County Courthouse – Grand Haven  

 

Location:  414 Washington Avenue / South 4th Street

Built:  2008 – 2010

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr and Huber of Grand Rapids

Contractor:  Owens Ames Kimball of Grand Rapids

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a three story red colored brick, glass and concrete structure. The building has square corner towers at each corner. The west front has a projecting center section with entrance on the first story and rising to a peak at the roof line. On the center of the roof is a large square cupola with hipped roof. The base of the building is buff colored stone. The design consultant was HRD, Inc of Chicago, Illinois.

 

Former County Courthouse – Grand Haven  

 

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Location:  414 Washington Avenue / South 4th Street

Built:  1964 – 1965

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Vander, Meiden & Koteles of Grand Rapids

Contractor:  Osterink Construction Company of Grand Rapids

 

Description:  The building faced west and was a three story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building had an overhanging roof supported by thin pillars. The south wing was recessed. The windows had white colored panels between the stories. On the east side was the new Court House being constructed in 2008. The building was razed in 2010 and is now a parking area in front of the present courthouse.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was designed by W K Johnston & Post and constructed by Ward & Russell in 1894.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Muskegan County 

E – Kent County

S – Allegan County

W  Lake Michigan

 

 

 

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New courthouse construction 2008

 

 

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Photos taken 2008 and 2015