Milligan House


by Morgan Davis

Architect: Maass Brothers
Location: 94 Third Street, Laurium
Built: 1906-07

Milligan House. Photograph by A. K. Hoagland, 2007.

Captain James Milligan commissioned the design of this house from the Maass Brothers. Construction was completed in 1907.1 The two-and-a-half story house is in the Classical Revival style. Its high hip roof has hip-roofed dormers and a clerestory. Corner pilasters and a modillioned cornice ornament the blocky structure. Very thin clapboards cover the wood frame; the foundation is Jacobsville sandstone. There is a balustraded terrace across the front. Above an enclosed porch, the center bay of the front is bowed. There is a bowed oriel on one side of the house and a bowed bay window on the other. According to a contemporary account, the house was “modern in every respect and beautifully finished in the interior. Quarter sawed oak, mahogany and birds eye maple are used in various rooms as finishing material. The rooms on the two floors are admirably appointed. The basement too is an ideal one, while quarters are also provided in the third floor for several persons.”2

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


  1. “Three Beautiful Laurium Homes,” Daily Mining Gazette, 11 May 1907.
  2. “Three Beautiful Laurium Homes,” Daily Mining Gazette, 11 May 1907.