Michigan College of Mines, Administration and Library Building


by Dany Peavey, Stevan Sliger, John Krystof, and Travis Dvorak.

Architect: Charlton & Kuenzli
Alternative Name: Academic Office Building
Location: Houghton, MI
Built: 1908
Contractor: Herman Gundlach

Administration and Library Building. Photograph by Travis Dvorak, 2006.

This building was constructed to house the library, administrative offices, and mineral museum. Currently it is the home of the Department of Social Sciences, School of Business and Economics, and the Department of Education.

The Classical Revival-style building is clad in a dark brick. Jacobsville sandstone is used for the prominent foundation, lintels, frieze, and one-story portico. The three bays at either end of the building project slightly. The L-shaped building housed the library stacks in the rear wing.

  • For further information, pictures, and floorplans, see the building history at the Department of Social Sciences webpage.

Buildings by Charlton, et al., in the Copper Country