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Menominee County

Menominee County is named for the American Indian word meaning “wild rice eater” and is the name of the Menominee Native Americans.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Marquette County

E – Delta County and Lake Michigan

S – Door County, Wisconsin and Marinette County, Wisconsin 

W – Marinette County, Wisconsin and Dickinson County

 

Created:  Mach 15, 1861                        Map of Michigan highlighting Menominee County

County Seat:

Menominee  1863 – present

 

County Courthouse – Menominee  

 

Location:  839 10th Avenue / 9th Street

Built:  1875 – 1876

Style:  High Victorian / Italianate

Architect:  Gurdon Paine Randall of Chicago, Illinois

Contractor:  Cummings & Hagen

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a three story pink-red colored brick and stone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Menominee. On the north front is a covered brick portico rising to the bottom of the second story. The base of the building is course white colored stone. The windows are narrow and vertical.The building is ornamented with stone quoins and beltcourses separating the two upper stories. There are four roof gables and a projecting cornice at the roof line. On the center of the roof is a square cupola with black colored roof tapering to a spire. The roof is hipped. In tke interior there are wooden stairs ascending to the County Circuit Court courtroom located on the north side of the second story. At the south side of the second story is the County District Court courtroom. The building houses the County Circuit Court of the 41st Judicial District, County District Court and County Probate Court. The architect was Gordon P Randall and the contractor was Cummings & Hagan. An addition was added on the south side in 1938. The courthouse was renovated in 1984.

 

See:  The architect, Gurdon Paine Randall of Chicago also designed the courthouses in Georgia in Bibb Countyin Illinous in Montgomery County and Morgan County and in Indiana in Benton County and Marshall County,

 

See:  The 41st Judicial District includes Dickinson County and Iron County.

 

History:  The county was created in 1861 and Menominee was selected as the county seat in 1863. The county used rented premises. The first and present courthouse was constructed in 1875 to 1876 at a cost of $32,000.

 

See:  Michigan’s County Courthouses by John Fedynsky

 

 

County Courthouse – Menominee  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County Circuit Court courtroom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County District Court courtroom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2007, 2010 and 2022