Charlton & Gilbert; Charlton, Gilbert & Demar; Charlton & Kuenzli; Herbst & Kuenzli

by Dany Peavey, Stevan Sliger, John Krystof, and Travis Dvorak. D. Fred Charlton and his associates had the most significant architectural practice in the Copper Country. Although they kept an office in Hancock for only a few years (listed in the 1899-1900 and 1901-02 directories), from their office in Marquette they were able to obtain… Read more Charlton & Gilbert; Charlton, Gilbert & Demar; Charlton & Kuenzli; Herbst & Kuenzli

Michigan College of Mines, Chemistry Building

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by Dany Peavey, Stevan Sliger, John Krystof, and Travis Dvorak Architect: Herbst & Kuenzli Alternative Name: Koenig Hall Location: Houghton, MI Built: 1920-22 Contractor: Herman Gundlach Addition in 1931: Derrick Hubert, architect; Archie Verville, contractor Demolished: 1968   On March 4, 1920, a fire destroyed Koenig Hall, the chemistry building. A new building was needed quickly… Read more Michigan College of Mines, Chemistry Building

Calumet & Hecla Bathhouse

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by Dany Peavey, Stevan Sliger, John Krystof, and Travis Dvorak. Architect: Charlton & Kuenzli Location: U.S. 41, Calumet Built: 1910-11 The popularity of the bathtubs and showers that Calumet & Hecla had built in the basement of the library necessitated the construction of a bathhouse soon after. The $45,000 building was one story on a raised basement… Read more Calumet & Hecla Bathhouse

Ripley School

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by Dany Peavey, Stevan Sliger, John Krystof, and Travis Dvorak. Architect: Charlton & Kuenzli Location: M-26, Franklin Township Built: 19081 This two-story, Jacobsville sandstone school has a Classical Revival appearance. A central pediment is supported by four smooth-faced sandstone pilasters. The cornice has modillions and dentils. Above the doorway are three round-arched windows. The broad hip… Read more Ripley School

Michigan College of Mines, Administration and Library Building

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by Dany Peavey, Stevan Sliger, John Krystof, and Travis Dvorak. Architect: Charlton & Kuenzli Alternative Name: Academic Office Building Location: Houghton, MI Built: 1908 Contractor: Herman Gundlach This building was constructed to house the library, administrative offices, and mineral museum. Currently it is the home of the Department of Social Sciences, School of Business and… Read more Michigan College of Mines, Administration and Library Building

Michigan College of Mines, Gymnasium and Clubhouse

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by Dany Peavey, Stevan Sliger, John Krystof, and Travis Dvorak. Architect: Charlton & Kuenzli Alternative Name: ROTC Building Location: Houghton, MI Built: 1904-06 Contractor: Herman Gundlach This building, the oldest remaining on campus, was built as the gymnasium and clubhouse in 1904-06. In 1902, the faculty pledged to donate $1,700 toward the new building and… Read more Michigan College of Mines, Gymnasium and Clubhouse

Hall Building

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by Dany Peavey, Stevan Sliger, John Krystof, and Travis Dvorak. Architect: Charlton & Gilbert Alternative Name: Citizens National Bank Building Location: 320 Shelden Ave., Houghton Built: 1902 Contractor: Herman Gundlach Charles Archibald Pearce, briefly associated with Charlton & Gilbert, was also linked to the design of this building. The three-story Classical Revival building was clad… Read more Hall Building

Michigan Mining School, Chemistry Building

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by Dany Peavey, Stevan Sliger, John Krystof, and Travis Dvorak. Architect: Charlton & Gilbert Alternative Name: Koenig Hall Location: Houghton, MI Built: 1901-02 Contractor: Northern Construction Co. Destroyed by fire 1920 Built at a cost of $23,500, the Chemistry building was more modest in design. The two-story brick building had a hipped roof and modillioned… Read more Michigan Mining School, Chemistry Building

Michigan Mining School, Mining Engineering Building

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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 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… Read more Michigan Mining School, Mining Engineering Building