Berrien Springs Courthouse - Berrien Springs, MI
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2
N 41° 56.903 W 086° 20.453
16T E 554630 N 4644255
Quick Description: This marker is located at 313 N. Cass Street, Berrien Springs, MI 49103.
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 6/22/2011 4:25:09 PM
Waymark Code: WMBV9Y
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Scook
Views: 8

Long Description:
This historic courthouse is now part of The History Center at Courthouse Square which features not only this 1839 Courthouse but also an 1830 Log House, an 1870 Sheriff’s House and an 1860/1873 County Records and Office Building.
The Museum is free.
Schedule is September - May: Monday - Friday 10-5.
June - August: Monday - Saturday 10-5
Closed Holidays
BERRIEN SPRINGS COURTHOUSE This building, a fine example of Greek Revival style, was designed by Gilbert B. Avery in 1838. James Lewis, the contractor, agreed to complete the building by April 1839. Built almost entirely of whitewood, the courthouse has hand-hewn timbers almost one foot square and forty feet long. In 1894 the county seat was transferred to St. Joseph and the courthouse soon passed into private hands. For a number of years it was used as an armory for the Berrien Springs Light Guard and as a center for community gatherings. In 1922 the building was purchased by the Seventh-day Adventists Church, and in 1967 Berrien County repurchased the courthouse to ensure its preservation.

Parking nearby?: yes

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website: [Web Link]

Registered Site #: HB50

Historical Date: Not listed

Historical Name: Not listed

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