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Barry County Courthouse

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1892–1894, Albert E. French; 1990–1991 rehabilitation, Architecture + Design. 220 W. State St.
  • (Photograph by Balthazar Korab)

On a tree-shaded square, the site of three earlier county courthouses since 1842 stands the Barry County Courthouse. The massive red brick and ashlar building is symmetrical in design and is marked by a complex roofline of dormers and gable peaks topped by a central clock and bell tower. With its Palladian window and Richardsonian Romanesque window arches and portal, the courthouse echoes the late-nineteenth-century's stylistic eclecticism. The courthouse is a carbon copy of French's Livingston County Courthouse ( LV1).

Writing Credits

Kathryn Bishop Eckert


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Kathryn Bishop Eckert, "Barry County Courthouse", [Hastings Charter Township, Michigan], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Michigan

Buildings of Michigan, Kathryn Bishop Eckert. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 268-268.

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