by A. K. Hoagland
Architect: Duncan Campbell
Location: 85 First St., Laurium
Campbell designed this modest house for Matthew Bessolo, an employee of Calumet & Hecla, who also served as a Laurium village trustee in 1905. The two-story house had an open porch and a cross-gable roof. Inside were double parlors connected by folding doors, dining room, kitchen, and pantry. On the second floor were four bedrooms.1 The building’s vinyl siding obscures some detail.
Buildings by Duncan Cambell in the Copper Country
- Duncan Campbell House I 1898
- Grimmer House 1899
- Galbraith House 1900
- Duncan Campbell House II 1900
- Bessolo House 1900
- Richetta Block 1900
- Marta Block 1900
- “Laurium Booming,” Copper Country Evening News, 25 August 1900.