Grand Traverse County Courthouse Historical

Grand Traverse County Courthouse Historical (HM1UP2)

Location: Traverse City, MI 49684 Grand Traverse County
Country: United States of America

N 44° 45.697', W 85° 36.994'

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Grand Traverse County was officially organized in 1851. Its first courthouse and jail were built in 1854 for $600 on land donated by the lumbering firm Hannah, Lay and Company. The courthouse, a wooden structure, burned in 1862. The county used rented quarters until 1900. In 1898 the county accepted plans for the present brick and stone structure submitted by architects Rush, Bowman and Rush of Grand Rapids. The building, placed on the site of the original courthouse, was completed in 1900 at a cost of $35,665. In 1975, after an intensive campaign led by County Historical Society President Jennie Arnold, citizens voted to remodel the building. The renovation was completed at a cost of $1.7 million, and the structure was rededicated on July 4, 1981.
HM NumberHM1UP2
Series This marker is part of the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series
Year Placed1986
Placed ByBureau of History, Michigan Department of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 26th, 2016 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 609486 N 4957400
Decimal Degrees44.76161667, -85.61656667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 45.697', W 85° 36.994'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 45' 41.82" N, 85° 36' 59.64" W
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Area Code(s)231, 810
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 300-398 Washington St, Traverse City MI 49684, US
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