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"The people of Owosso are justly proud of the City Airport, which was formally opened to public service in June, 1952"
 
(From a 1961 Owosso map published by the then named Owosso Chamber of Commerce.)

History of the Airport
 
 
 
 
 
 
Runway 28
Photo credit:
David Vaughn 

 
Built on the site of Owosso's first grist mill, "Little Grist Mill", The Matthews
Building is Owosso's premier office building complex.  It is
named after Judge Roy D. Matthews (Probate Judge in Shiawassee County
from 1926-1960) who built the first structure on the corner of Main and
Water in about 1914.  Over the years six additional structures have
been built to comprise the current day Matthews Building Office Complex.
 
Proton Developments purchased the Matthews Building in late 1994
and is dedicated to the improvement of the Matthews Building and Owosso in general. The first major
improvement to the building was a new hydraulic elevator put into operation in early 1995.  Several
other smaller projects are on-going. 
 

 
The Shiawassee County Courthouse
 

In the early 1970's, there was talk of tearing down the building, however, it would cost $75,000 to do the demolition work. In the 1980's, a study showed that the old court house was more energy efficient than the 1969 annex building.

The courthouse was completely refurbished under the leadership of George Hoddy. Many others worked on several committees and $2,000,000 was raised for the needed repairs.

The Courthouse is the undisputed 'GEM' of Shiawassee County. Not only worth millions of dollars, but it is used daily by hundreds of people and it quietly reminds us of time we have left, as it tolls the hours of the day.

 The courthouse was most recently renovated in 2009. Read about it here.
 
Photo credit:
© Bonnie E. Zell
 

 
The Owosso City Hall
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Photo credit:
© Bonnie E. Zell

 
 
 
 The Curwood Festival includes fun on the Shiawassee River.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Water Fun
Photo credit:
© Bonnie E. Zell
 


Corunna
Photo credit:
© Bonnie E. Zell
 
 
 
 
An autumn day in Corunna, the County Seat of Shiawassee County.


A Shady Day
Photo credit:
© Bonnie E. Zell
 
 
 
A house in our area.


1225
 
The largest steam locomotive in Michigan is located in Owosso.   A group of Michigan State University students began restoring this locomotive in 1969.   They established The Michigan State Trust For Railway Preservation, Inc., and in 1983 the locomotive was relocated to its new home in Owosso. 
 
For more information see the MSTRP/Project 1225 home page.

 

Gould House
Photo credit:
Bob Wilcox

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The Amos Gould house at 100 W. Oliver St. in Owosso was the home of Owosso's first mayor.   It was purchased by the city in 1979 and now houses the Owosso Historical Commission.  The house is open to the public 1-5 p.m. Sundays, May through December.

For information on renting The Amos Gould house for a wedding or other event visit the
Owosso City Website







This picture is from Google Street View and was taken before the hedges were removed in the summer of 2010.


Curwood Castle in the Winter
Photo credit:
© David Vaughn
By Owosso photographer David Vaughn.

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