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Jackson County Courthouse Building

Jackson County Courthouse

312 South Jackson Street
Jackson, Michigan, 49201


Jackson County Courthouse Building
The Jackson County Courthouse, located at Jackson and Wesley Streets, was constructed in 1927-28 as the Elk's Temple.  It was a very elaborate lodge and a center of recreational activity for several years. 

However, because of a decline in the nation's economy and subsequent lack of funds, the building was vacated and remained so for several years.   In 1935, it was purchased by the county from the bond holders for a total of $27,000, which included $17,500 in delinquent taxes. It was remodeled for cost of $360,000, and occupied by the county in the spring of 1937.  Since then, it has served as the seat of government for the County of Jackson.

This page originated on January 24, 2011 and was last modified on August 7, 2014