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Arenac County Historical Society - Major Preservation Projects

The Arenac County Historical Society has undertaken several projects to preserve historically significant structures in Arenac County:

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depot_1.jpg (29761 bytes)Michigan Central Depot (1887)

In 1887, the Michigan Central Railroad informed the citizens of Standish that it would build a new depot on one condition. If local farmers would haul in large stones for the material, the company would put up the building....

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courthouse_1.jpg (28826 bytes)Old Arenac County Courthouse / Masonic Hall (1890)

The building is a former Arenac County Courthouse, built in 1890. It was built after the original courthouse burned to the ground...  The paint was barely dry on the stately structure when the county seat was moved to Standish.  The building sat vacant and abandoned until 1892, when it was purchased by the Masons.

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Arenac County Historical Society; 304 East Michigan Avenue; P. O. Box 272; Au Gres, Michigan  48703-0272;  989-876-6399

Last updated:  11/27/2010.   Content 2005-2010 by the Arenac County Historical Society