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Kalamazoo County Building



  • Existence: 1936


From 1936-1937 it was known as the the County Courthouse for Kalamzoo. According to the building faces north and is a six story buff colored Mankato limestone and concrete structure in the Art Deco style. The building is located on landscaped grounds. The windows on the first three stories are vertical and divided by stone sections. The windows on the fourth story are small. The base of the building is dark granite. The roof line is flat. The building was a Public Works Administration project. It was designed by M J C Billingham of Kalamazoo and Smith, Hickman & Grylis. It has been the county seat from 1830 to the present.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Front of Kalamazoo County Building, undated

 File — Box 1, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Photos of locations and events around Kalamazoo, Michigan, taken by Carl F. Tifft and dating from 1938-1942. Tifft took photos for and was part of the Clarage Fan Company basketball team. Tifft took photos of the Kalamazoo Lumber Fire which occurred in 1938, a parade put on by the circus in downtown Kalamazoo (undated), the Comstock Tornado in August 1939, Milham Park, the view of downtown Kalamazoo from inside the Hanselman Building, and...
Dates: Dated photos range 1938-1942; One pamphlet dates 1931; Some photos are not dated