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Mount Pleasant in Isabella County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Isabella County Courthouse Postcards

 
 
Isabella County Courthouse Postcards Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, October 25, 2015
1. Isabella County Courthouse Postcards Marker
Inscription. For all of its importance, very few postcard views exist of the courthouse. This is one of the best cards, a view from the mid nineteen thirties. After about six years of discussion a major addition to the courthouse took place in 1926. The addition was paid for after a special election to raise $18,000 was passed by the voters 1,691 for to 1,161 against. A considerable amount of space was added at each corner of the structure.

The original grounds of the courthouse consisted of 3.5 acres on which the building was centered. The courthouse itself was 80 feet tall to the top of the cupola. Outside dimensions were 71 x 57 feet. Most of the building had 12 foot ceilings except the courtroom which was 24 feet from floor to ceiling. Today only the cupola remains of the courthouse.

The courthouse was demolished in 1971 after completion of the new county building was built immediately in front of the pictured structure. The camera in this view was at curbside on north Main Street facing east north east. If one were to take a picture today from this same position you would have a photo of the main entrance on the south side of the County Building just a few feet away.
 
Location. 43° 36.426′ N, 84° 46.567′ W. Marker is in Mount Pleasant, Michigan
Isabella County Courthouse Postcards Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, October 25, 2015
2. Isabella County Courthouse Postcards Marker
This marker is the one in the middle. Behind the markers is the old courthouse cupola.
, in Isabella County. Marker is at the intersection of East Lincoln Street and North Main Street, on the right when traveling east on East Lincoln Street. Click for map. The marker is next to the old courthouse cupola in the Isabella County Courthouse parking lot. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 North Main Street, Mount Pleasant MI 48858, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Isabella County Court House was already over thirty years old... (here, next to this marker); Isabella County Courthouse and Jail (here, next to this marker); Isabella County Seat / The Founding of Mount Pleasant (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Doughty House (about 600 feet away); Sacred Heart Academy (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. John's Episcopal Church (approx. half a mile away); Indian Cemetery (approx. 1.4 miles away); Central Michigan University (approx. 2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Mount Pleasant.
 
Categories. GovernmentNotable Buildings
 
New Isabella County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, October 25, 2015
3. New Isabella County Courthouse
The old county courthouse cupola is in the distance on the left.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 86 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page was last revised on October 19, 2016.
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