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Architect Elijah E. Myers


A portrait of Elijah E. Myers hangs in the Michigan Senate meeting room bearing his name in the state Capitol, in Lansing, Mich. Myers was the architect for the Michigan Capitol building, as well as those of Texas and Colorado. The portrait was painted by Joseph DuMont in 1995 based on photographs.



Historical photo of Elijah E. Myers, architect of the Seneca County Courthouse, commissioned in 1882.

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The George M. Brinkerhoff House is located at 1500 North 5th Street in Springfield, Illinois. Businessman George M. Brinkerhoff commissioned the house in 1869.

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The George M. Brinkerhoff House.

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Central Methodist Episcopal Church at 215 N. Capitol Avenue in Lansing, Michigan. It was built in 1889.

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Lorain County's courthouse in Elyria, constructed in 1881.

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The old Lorain County Courthouse can be seen from an upper floor window of the Lorain County Justice Center in Elyria.

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Ebenezer O. Grosvenor was a politician who served in the Michigan Senate, one term as the Lieutenant Governor of Michigan, and two terms as the State Treasurer. He arrived in Jonesville in 1840, establishing a store and a bank in the town. Grosvenor had this house constructed in 1874 from plans drawn by Elijah E. Myers.

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The Helen Newberry Nurses Home, a multi-unit residential building at 100 East Willis Avenue in Midtown Detroit.

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The Illinois Asylum for the Education of the Deaf and Dumb in Jacksonville, Illinois was established by an act of the Legislature on Feb 23 1839.All educatable deaf and dumb individuals in the state were admitted without charge. The institution was privately governed by a twenty-member board of directors until the state assumed full control in 1849. At that time the asylum became the Illinois Institution for the Education of the Deaf and Dumb.

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Alumni Hall on the campus of Knox College, originally funded by the Alumni Association in 1889.

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The former city hall of Richmond, Virginia, designed by Elijah E. Myers. It served as City Hall from its completion in 1894 through the 1970s.

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The McDonough County Courthouse is located in Macomb, Illinois. The courthouse was constructed in 1871.


Knox County Courthouse, Galesburg, Ind. designed by architect Elijah E. Myers still in operation.


Stephenson County Courthouse in Freeport, Illinois as originally constructed.


Stephenson County Courthouse in Freeport today.


The Stockbridge Town Hall was constructed by Mitter & Heuderlong in 1892. This stately Romanesque structure was built to house local township offices and a community center. In addition to local township business, the hall has also been the setting for lectures, musicals and numerous social gatherings. It was listed on the National Register of Historic places in 1980. A federal grant and local taxes provided the money for the massive restoration that was completed in 1982.


Austin State Hospital, built in 1857 and located in Austin, Texas. Formerly known as the State Lunatic Asylum, it is the oldest psychiatric hospital in the state of Texas, operated by the Texas Department of State Health Services. Established by the Legislature in 1856, it began operating in 1861.

Larry D. Moore


The courthouse of Macoupin County, Illinois. Macoupin County is named for the Indian word "macoupiana"€, which means "€œwhite potato"€ for the wild artichoke which grew in the area.


Color postcard of The Traverse City State Hospital of Traverse City, Michigan. The building has also been known as the Northern Michigan Asylum and the Traverse City Regional Psychiatric Hospital. It is the last Kirkbride Building of Michigan's original four left in the state.


The Traverse City State Hospital, converted to a shopping plaza.

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