The court-house is a plain two-story frame structure, built in the ancient style of architecturc, and is hardly good enough for a county possessing the wealth of Midland. It was erected in 1857, and was at that time considcred an elegant building. It cost $6,000. and was built by Timothy Jerome. All the county officials have their offices in the court-house except the Sheriff.
The county jail is a substantial brick building, to which is attached the Sheriff's residence. It was the first brick structure erected in Midland County, and was built by John I.arktn. It was completed and accepted June i, 1865. The jail is well ventilated, and constnicted with such material and in such a manner that it is next to impossible for a criminal to escape.