Van Buren County Courthouse
The Van Buren County Courthouse is one of Paw Paw's most important architectural landmarks. Its construction reflects the town's growth and development in the late 1800s. Designed in the Classical Revival style, with an Italian Renaissance clock tower and cupola, the courthouse was built in 1903 and is situated prominently in the center of town. It is the second courthouse built here; the first was erected in 1845 and this one was relocated to its present location and became City Hall, a function it still serves today. The courthouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.
Backstory and Context
"Van Buren County / Van Buren County Courthouse." The Historical Marker Database. Accessed December 5, 2018. https://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=59383.
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