Lake Linden High School


by A. K. Hoagland.

Architect: John D. Chubb
Location: 601 Calumet St., Lake Linden
Built: 1918

Lake Linden High School.
Photograph by A. K. Hoagland, 2009.

When Lake Linden’s parochial school, St. Ann’s Academy, ceased teaching the high-school grades in 1915, the influx of new students into the public school pressured the school board to construct a new building. The three-story masonry building in the Collegiate Gothic style was a substantial improvement over its wood-frame predecessor. The basement, frames around the entrances, beltcourses, and other trim are Bedford limestone, while the rest of the building is brick. Two-story windows across the front mark the location of the auditorium; these windows have been unfortunately filled in with glass blocks. Other windows have been partially blocked up.1

Lake Linden High School, architect’s perspective drawing. Courtesy Lake Linden Hubbell Schools.

Buildings by John D. Chubb in the Copper Country


  1. Stephanie Atwood, “At the Head of Torch Lake: Lake Linden’s Past, Present, and Future as the Copper Country’s Largest Mill Town” (M.A. thesis, Michigan Technological University, 2007), 143-6.