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Berrien Springs in Berrien County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Berrien Springs Courthouse

 
 
Berrien Springs Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 29, 2013
1. Berrien Springs Courthouse Marker
Inscription. This building, a fine example of the Greek Revival style, was designed by Gilbert B. Avery in 1838. James Lewis, the contractor, agreed to complete the building by April, 1839. Built almost entirely of whitewood, the courthouse has hand-hewn timbers almost one foot square and forty feet long. In 1894 the county seat was transferred to St. Joseph, and the courthouse soon passed into private hands. For a number of years it was used as an armory for the Berrien Springs Light Guard and as a center for community gatherings. In 1922 the building was purchased by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, and in 1967 Berrien County repurchased the courthouse to ensure its preservation.
 
Erected by Michigan Historical Commission. (Marker Number HB50.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 41° 56.902′ N, 86° 20.457′ W. Marker is in Berrien Springs, Michigan, in Berrien County. Marker is at the intersection of North Cass Street (Michigan Route 139) and West Union Street, on the right when traveling south on North Cass Street. Click for map. Marker is located at The History Center at Courthouse Square. Marker is at or near this postal address: 313 N Cass St, Berrien Springs MI 49103, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Berrien Springs Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 29, 2013
2. Berrien Springs Courthouse
At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Berrien County Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); 1870 Berrien County Jail (within shouting distance of this marker); Andrews University (approx. 1.1 miles away); Union Church and Cemetery (approx. 3.8 miles away); Morris Chapel Church (approx. 5.6 miles away); Johnson Cemetery (approx. 7.2 miles away); Sumnerville Mounds / Sumnerville Cemetery (approx. 7.4 miles away); The Hogue House (approx. 7.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Berrien Springs.
 
Also see . . .  The History Center at Courthouse Square. (Submitted on April 30, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Sheriff's Residence image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 29, 2013
3. Sheriff's Residence
at The History Center at Courthouse Square
County Offices and Records Storage Buildings, 1860 and 1873 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 29, 2013
4. County Offices and Records Storage Buildings, 1860 and 1873
at The History Center at Courthouse Square
Murdock Log House c. 1830, Moved from Kephart Farm image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 29, 2013
5. Murdock Log House c. 1830, Moved from Kephart Farm
at The History Center at Courthouse Square
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 280 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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