Trinity Episcopal Church


by Matt Johnson Architect: John B. Sutcliffe Location: 205 E. Montezuma St., Houghton Built: 1906-10 Addition: Hitch, Inc., 2000 In 1860 a group of local businessmen formed an Anglican parish. They constructed a church in Hancock and named it Trinity Church. The church building was then relocated to Houghton where it served for several decades.… Read more Trinity Episcopal Church

Masonic Temple of Houghton


by Morgan Davis Architect: Maass Brothers Alternative Name: City Centre Location: 616-618 Sheldon Avenue, Houghton Built: 1910 Contractor: Herman Gundlach1 The four-story building is faced with Jacobsville sandstone. Smooth-faced pilaster-like elements are set off against the rough texture of the rest of the wall. Windows are grouped into threes across the front, except for the… Read more Masonic Temple of Houghton

Houghton Club


by David Daavettila Architect: Alexander Chadbourne Eschweiler Alternative Name: U.P. Engineers and Architects Corporate Headquarters Location: 100 Portage Street, Houghton Built: 1910 Eschweiler produced drawings for the Houghton Club, formed by businessmen in the Houghton area, in 1906. As originally designed, it had a third story which accommodated a ballroom.1 Apparently the Club had difficulty raising… Read more Houghton Club

Houghton Public Library


by Chase Sturos Architect: Claude & Starck Alternative Name: Portage Lake District Library, Carnegie Cultural Museum Location: 105 Huron St., Houghton Completed: 1910 Contractor: John Michels In 1908, John Doelle, Superintendent of the Portage Township School District, successfully led an effort to establish a public library in Houghton. The Houghton Public Library was constructed using… Read more Houghton Public Library

Hugo Field and Lucy Gartner House

by Steven A. Walton. Architect/Builder: Archie Verville (circumstantial) Location: 310 Mason Ave., East Hancock Built: c.1910. In 1911 Jacob Gartner, owner of Gartner’s Department Store in Hancock, purchased the house at the corner of Mason Ave and White St. in the Quincy Addition as a wedding present for his daughter Lucile (Lucie).  The lot had originally been purchased from… Read more Hugo Field and Lucy Gartner House