Shiawassee County

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Shiawassee County is named for the Shiawassee River and means in the Native American language “river that twists about”.

 

Created:  September 10, 1831

County Seat:

Byron       1837

Corunna  1837 – present

 

County Courthouse – Corunna

 

Location:  208 North Shiawassee Street / East McArthur Street

Built:  1903 – 1904

Style:  Beaux Arts

Architect:   Claire Allen of Jackson

Contractor:  George Rickman and Sons of Kalamazoo

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a three story limestone structure. On the west side is a large portico supported by four high white columns with a decorative pediment at the roof line. The cornice projects along the roof line. On the center of the roof is an elegant clock tower with columns and domed roof.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built by Stephen Hawkins in 1839 at a cost of $382.50.The previous courthouse was built by George O Bachman in 1850 at a cost of $4500.

 

See:  The architect, Claire Allen of Jackson, also designed courthouses in Hillsdale County and Van Buren County.

 

County Judicial Center – Corunna

 

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Location:  110 East Mack Street / North Shiawassee Street

Built:  Unknown

Style:  Modern

Architect:   Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a one story brown colored brick and concrete structure. The roof line is flat.

 

See:  Michigan’s County Courthouses by John Fedynsky

 

Courthouses: 

N – Saginaw County

E – Genesee County

S – Livingston County and Ingham County

W – Clinton County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2008