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

Alpena County Courthouse

 
 
Alpena County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., July 2, 2013
1. Alpena County Courthouse Marker
Inscription. "Alpena has blazed a new trail in construction," architect William H. Kuni of Detroit declared at the opening of the Alpena County Courthouse on October 21, 1935. Calling it "the first monolithic building erected in a cold climate," Kuni designed the Art Deco structure to be built of local Portland cement. Cement construction during the winter was believed impossible in Alpena: however, cold-weather building projects answered the need for winter employment during the Great Depression. The courthouse, financed by local bonds and the Public Works Administration, demonstrated that winter construction with cement was possible. The courthouse is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Erected 1999 by Michigan Historical Center, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number L746.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 45° 4.112′ N, 83° 26.463′ W. Marker is in Alpena, Michigan, in Alpena County. Marker is on West Chisholm Street (U.S. 23) south of South Ninth Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 720 West Chisholm Street, Alpena MI 49707, United States of America.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Alpena County Courthouse Marker from sidewalk image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., July 2, 2013
2. Alpena County Courthouse Marker from sidewalk
Alpena County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., July 2, 2013
3. Alpena County Courthouse Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 17, 2013, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 422 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 17, 2013, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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