2009-06-13 / Top News

Former County Courthouse Gets Fresh Paint

Peeling paint is scraped away by city crews Wednesday, June 3, at the courthouse and police building on Market Street in preparation for painting. The building was last painted in 2002. The two-story front-gabled building was constructed in 1839 and served as the Mackinac County Courthouse until county operations were moved to St. Ignace in 1882. The structure is a contributing site to the Island's National Historic Landmark status. To its right is the Astor Fur Company warehouse, built in 1810. The Island's Community Hall now is housed on the ground floor of the building and city offices are on the second floor. Just in view below Fort Mackinac is the Robert Stuart House, built in 1817. The structure now is home to the city-operated Stuart House Museum. At one time, Market Street was the center of town.

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