Gogebic County Courthouse

Moore St., Bessemer, Michigan

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Overview Looking Northwest

This striking building is constructed from the red sandstone that was most popular in this region in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It was quarried in numerous locations around the area, the stone for this building came from near Houghton, another quarry was located on one of the Apostle Islands off the coast of Bayfield County, Wisconsin.

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in August 2013

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National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 8, 1981
Reference number
81000306
Architectural style
Victorian: Romanesque
Areas of significance
Politics/Government; Architecture
Level of significance
Local
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
Courthouse
Current function
Courthouse
Period of significance
1875-1899
Significant years
1888; 1974

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