Copper Country Architects

Biographical Dictionary of Copper Country Architects

St. Anne’s Parsonage

by A. K. Hoagland

Architect: Frank W. Hessenmueller
Location: 25719 5th Street, Calumet
Built: 1909

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St. Anne’s Parsonage. Photo by A. K. Hoagland, 2015.

A French Canadian congregation built St. Anne’s Roman Catholic Church in 1900 at the corner of 5th and Scott streets. In 1909, the congregation replaced the pre-existing parsonage next door on Scott Street with this large brick building.1 Hessenmueller employed a Tudor Revival style, probably in an effort to make it compatible with the Gothic Revival church. The two-and-a-half-story building had prominent cross gables trimmed with stone. Window hoods and decorative lights in the windows are additional stylistic references. A large wooden porch with a Gothic-arched entrance and trefoil decorations between the columns adorned the front.

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St. Anne’s Parsonage, church on left. MTU Archives.

Notes

  1. “Plans Prepared for Many Buildings to be Erected,” Calumet News, March 17, 1909.  This building had previously been attributed to the Maass Brothers, because a 1907 article said that they were going to design the new parsonage, but that commission apparently fell through.  “Architects Preparing for Very Busy Season,” Daily Mining Gazette, December 10, 1907.

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