Wexford County

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Wexford

Wexford County is named for County Wexford in Ireland. 

 

Created:  April 1, 1840

County Seat:

Sherman   1870 – 1881

Manton      1881 – 1882

Cadillac     1882 – present

 

County Courthouse – Cadilac

 

Location:  437 East Division Street / Holbrook Street

Built:  1911 – 1913

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Edwyn A Bond of Lansing

Contractor:  T F Banhagel of Lansing.

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick stone and concrete structure. The building has a portico supported by four high columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. The base of the building is stone and stone surrounds the entrance doorway. On the center of the roof is a round red colored roofed dome. An extension has been added on the west and north sides. In 2002 an addition was added on the west and south sides

 

Note:  The first courthouse was designed by William Holdsworth Sr. of Traverse City and constructed by J H Wheeler in 1872 in Sherman. The present courthouse is similar to the courthouse in Montcalm County.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Grand Traverse County

E – Missaukee County

S – Osceola County and Lake County

W – Manistee County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2008 and 2010