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The Gratiot County Courthouse in Ithaca, Michigan is an historic 2- 1/2-story Neoclassical sandstone structure built 114 years ago, in 1900. It was designed by well- known architect Claire Allen.

In 1957 it was designated a Michigan State Historic Site and in 1976 was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Gratiot County, settled in the mid-1800's, is in the center of Michigan's Lower Peninsula, surrounded by mid-Michigan farm country.

The ornate design of the Gratiot courthouse was a revival of the Classical style, based on architectural structures and elements from Greek and Roman antiquity and popularized by the stunning White City at the Chicago World's Fair in 1893. The courthouse features an exposed half basement, a rotunda with a clock tower and belfry, and exterior details like ornate columns at the front entrance and hand carved agriculture-themed details acknowledging the county's farming industry.

This installation occurred because Triad's Michigan Rep, Kyle Gradowski at The Joseph M. Day Company, understood the exact solution that was needed. The courthouse was in definite need of a new boiler, so the existing 1992 Bryan hot water heating boiler had to be replaced. A building this old requires special care when the mechanicals are replaced, yet it is also important to take the opportunity to improve the equipment efficiency. The new boiler would be required to supply the primary air handler heating coils, a few reheat coils, and the baseboard perimeter heat on each floor. See Article