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Big Rapids in Mecosta County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Old Mecosta County Jail

 
 
Old Mecosta County Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 5, 2017
1. Old Mecosta County Jail Marker
Inscription. Big Rapids became the county seat in 1859 and incorporated as a city in 1869. This building, antedated by two other jails, served as the county jail and sheriff's residence from 1893 until 1965. The oldest public structure in the original plat of the village of Big Rapids, it features gable and hip roofs and turrets characteristic of Queen Anne style architecture. The adjacent grounds have been used for a park and for concerts.
 
Erected 1980 by Michigan History Division, Department of State. (Marker Number L384.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 43° 41.784′ N, 85° 28.744′ W. Marker is in Big Rapids, Michigan, in Mecosta County. Marker is on South Stewart Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is between Elm Street and Linden Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 220 South Stewart Avenue, Big Rapids MI 49307, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First United Methodist Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Historic Downtown (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Historic Downtown
Old Mecosta County Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 5, 2017
2. Old Mecosta County Jail Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Nisbett Block (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Historic Downtown (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Historic Downtown (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fairman Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ferris State College (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Big Rapids.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Old Mecosta County Jail image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 5, 2017
3. Old Mecosta County Jail
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 9, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 9, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 65 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 9, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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