Lutey Floral Co. Building


by Kiel Vanderhovel and Derek Dykens.

Architect: Shand & Eastman
Location: 136 Shelden Avenue, Houghton
Built: 1903
Contractor: Paul F. P. Mueller (Herman Gundlach, local superintendent)1

Lutey Floral Co. Building. Gundlach Collection, 85R, MTU Archives.

The Lutey Floral Company designed and built for Albert E. Lutey, the president and treasurer of the company. This building was used as a wholesale and retail florists shop.2 The Lutey Floral building was located on Shelden Avenue between Quincy and Pewabic streets.3

According to the drawings, the building measured 25’ x 48’. The building had a large storefront at the first level, with a separate doorway to the second floor. On the second floor were two paired windows. The cornice was plain. The second floor consisted of two bedrooms, one bathroom, a parlor, a dining room, a hall, and a kitchen.4

Buildings by Charles K. Shand in the Copper Country


  1. Gundlach Collection, 85R, MTU Archives.
  2. Polk Directory, 1903-1904.
  3. Polk Directory, 1903-1904.
  4. Gundlach Collection, 85R, MTU Archives.