"Cass County Michigan Photos"

Enjoy the photos from around the county. For some of the titles for the pictures below and a larger view, just click on the picture.
My sincere thanks to those providing these photos.  Send us your favorite county photos of the olden days to cassmichigangen@yahoo.com

Calvin Township

Old Red Barn
Ab's Tavern
Note the old cars
Birch Lake Mtg House sigm
Birch Lake Mtg House
Memorial Sign

Cassopolis Town

Cassopolis library Cassopolis log cabin Main Street Cassopolis 1900
Diamond Lake from Docks
Diamond Lake from Docks
Lake Photos from Lynne Wilson
Diamond Lake
Diamond Lake 1948
Harris Orphanage
Harris Orphange
photo From Lynne Stockdale Wilson
The Forthttp://www.migenweb.org/cass/2013photos/Thefort.jpg
*** 2nd Court House 1860
the Old Masonic Lodge
Gas station
Cassopolis Service Station
Circa 1930's
Note old Gas Top Pumps


*** Built 1860 by - Architect Joseph Smith and builders Osgood and Osgood of Grand Rapids. Per the
discovercasscounty.com site - The old Cass County Office Building first accomodated the county offices
and to have a fire proof structure for storing public records. Building is constructed of brick and iron trim.  The old Cass County Office building provided space for the county clerk, judges and probate, register of deeds and treasurer from 1860 to 1899 when a newer Courthouse was completed and built across the street. Used for various purposes when the Masons purchased it in 1923 for their temple. 1925 an addition was added for their hall  in the rear of the building.  At this time it was also given the name "The Fort"



Dowagiac Town

Mill Pond

Edwardsburg Town


Penn Township

UGRR stop
Bonine Corners
Look out House
for URSCC ***
Look out House
for UGRR

Vandalia Town

Historic marker Vandalia barber shop

Volinia township

Newton House
George Newton House
built in the 1860's
surrounded by 580 acres of timber


General Merchandixe
C W Mckee - General Merchandise
1925 Calendar

Williamsville Village

General Store mural Genearl store

Home shown below needs to be identified.
Knoxes and Bacons both owned property in this area. Does this house still stand.
Notes on the back of the photo say the home was located on the Edwardburg Road just outside the Niles town limits
Contributed by: Virginia Bacon at vcbacon@sbcglobal.net


Sources: Contributors to date for these photos are: Maurice Sanders, Marshall Sanders, Esther P. Stewart
Other Source: Photo from Book, The Rural Black Heritage Between Chicago and Detroit 1850 - 1929 by.. B. Wilson

*** For history and more information on the Bonine House - Underground Railroad - see this wonderful site at:   http://www.urscc.org/

More Cass County Postcard Resources

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