Michigan Mining School, Mining Engineering Building


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

Architect: Charlton & Gilbert
Alternative Name: Sperr Hall
Location: Houghton, MI
Built: 1901-02
Demolished: 1970

Mining Engineering Building. MTU Archives.

In 1901 Michigan Mining School received funding for two additional buildings. The mining engineering building, built at a cost of $28,880, was a two-story hip-roofed structure with a five-story tower centered on the front. The brick building had a high sandstone basement and a number of round-arched windows, adding to the Italian Renaissance Revival feel.1

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


  1. Halkola, Michigan Tech Centennial, 47.