Saginaw in Saginaw County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Fred J. Borchard Park
This park is dedicated in honor of Judge Borchard's more than 50 years of service as a municipal judge, probate judge and circuit judge and in recognition as Michigan's longest serving jurist.
His life has been one of unselfish effort, devotion and service to the citizens of Saginaw. His belief in God, human understanding, sense of justice and deeo affection for the citizens of this community and state will always serve as an inspiration and guide for us.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Parks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical date for this entry is June 10, 1998.
Location. 43° 25.068′ N, 83° 57.864′ W. Marker is in Saginaw, Michigan, in Saginaw County. Marker is at the intersection of Court Street and North Michigan Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Court Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 North Michigan Avenue, Saginaw MI 48602, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Carl Cardwell Poston, Jr. (a few steps from this marker); Saginaw County Veterans Memorial Saginaw Valley Lumbering Era (within shouting distance of this marker); Core Sample (within shouting distance of this marker); Treaty of Saginaw (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Presbyterian Church (about 600 feet away); Benjamin and Adelaide Cushway / The Cushway House (approx. half a mile away); Hoyt Park Shelter and Field House (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Saginaw.
Also see . . . Saginaw's Borchard Park excavation starts a conversation, finds no relics. MLive article from September 25, 2014 (updated on January 20, 2019) that states that "Borchard Park was established as town commons space in 1831 and remained in much the same capacity even as the nearby courthouse and government buildings continued to grow." Saginaw's original courthouse was moved to this site when a new one was being built across the street. And, early in the excavation, a button and a piece of plate potentially dating to the 19th century early were found. (Submitted on September 16, 2021, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 16, 2021, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 155 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 16, 2021, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.