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WELCOME TO LAPEER COUNTY

 

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Special Request

Lapeer County park and recreational investments are at all-time highs. Infrastructure, playgrounds, equipment, trail clearing – it’s all underway!   Whether kayaking the Flint River with friends, walking the Poly Ann with family, zipping down water slides at General Squier or Torzewski Parks, or celebrating a milestone beneath the Lapeer County Community Pavilion, no doubt, there is something for everyone.  Lapeer County is committed to improving the quality of life by providing best in region outdoor recreation.  We need your help to target areas of improvement.  Please take a moment to complete this online survey. Share this link with colleagues, friends, and fellow Lapeer County municipalities. Your opinion matters.

 

Survey Web Link:   https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Y78MVXC

 

 

 

The Lapeer County Courthouse was built by Alvin N. Hart, one of Lapeer's first settlers. Born in Connecticut in 1804, Hart came to Michigan in 1831 and platted the village of Lapeer two years later. He also served as sheriff and as a member of both houses of the state legislature.

Although the date in the pediment, 1839, marks the construction of the county's first courthouse, this building was erected in 1845-46 and bought by the county in 1853. It is an impressive Greek Revival structure. The two-story exterior is of native white pine, supported by a brick foundation. The facade of the full-height portico has four fluted Doric columns supporting the pediment. A three-tiered tower rises at the rear of the building.

The Lapeer County Courthouse is now the oldest courthouse in Michigan which serves its original purpose. It remains a fine example of the dignified Doric style.

Michigan History Division
MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Richard H. Austin, Secretary of State

THE LAPEER COUNTY COURTHOUSE 150 YEARS AGO