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Castle Museum

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Identification

Castle Museum
The Castle Museum of Saginaw County History, Saginaw Post Office
276749

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Structure in General

low-rise building
existing [completed]
copper
limestone
slate
applied masonry
chateauesque

Usages

museum

Facts

  • The French Chateu-styled building, one of the best examples in Michigan, is faced in limestone, has a slate-tiled roof, and is trimmed in copper accents.
  • Originally built as Saginaw's central post office and federal building, the Historical Society of Saginaw County of Saginaw took over operations of the building and turned it into The Castle Museum of Saginaw County History in 1992.
  • This was the first federal building in the United States to be constructed under the 1890 guideline which stipulated that the buildings must reflect the heritage of the community on which they were built.
  • By the 1930s, Saginaw's growing postal and federal needs had outgrown the building, and was faced with constant demolition threats until a group of citizens and the Historical Society of Saginaw County got the building placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.

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Location

500 Federal Avenue
48607
Saginaw
Michigan
U.S.A.

Technical Data

39.63 ft
83.00 ft
80.00 ft
3
1
1897
1898
$100,000
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