Michigan College of Mines, Chemistry Building Addition


by A. K. Hoagland

Architect: Derrick Hubert
Alternative Name: Michigan Technological University, Koenig Hall
Location: Houghton, MI
Built: 1931
Contractor: Archie Verville
Demolished: 1968

In 1931 the Michigan College of Mines built a large addition onto the front of Koenig Hall, which had been built just ten years earlier. The new front—really a whole new building—had an art moderne appearance, with a flat roof and no cornice. The building had subsequent appearance-altering additions.

Koenig Hall on right, showing the 1931 addition. Hubbell Hall on left.
A later facelift of Koenig Hall.

Buildings by Derrick Hubert in the Copper Country