Copper Country Architects

Biographical Dictionary of Copper Country Architects

Tag: Chubb

John D. Chubb

by A. K. Hoagland. Although based in Chicago, John D. Chubb gained a lot of Upper Peninsula commissions and kept a branch office in Marquette. With the Copper Country’s architects dwindling in number in the 1910s, then finally nonexistent in the 1920s and 1930s, Chubb took on a few projects here. Biography John D. Chubb (1869-1938) was born in Plymouth, England, but came to Marquette as a child. He returned […]

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Painesdale-Jeffers High School Addition

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by A. K. Hoagland. Architect: John D. Chubb Location: 43084 Goodell Street, Painesdale Built: 1934-35 Contractor: Herman Gundlach With funding from the Civil Works Administration, Painesdale school officials more than doubled the size of their high school. The Civil Works Administrator described the $200,000 project: “Two new three-story wings were built onto the old building forming a U shaped building. Between the two wings was constructed a new gymnasium and […]

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Washington School

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by A. K. Hoagland. Architect: John D. Chubb Location: Calumet Ave. and School St., Calumet Built: 1929-301 The previous school on this site burned in a spectacular fire in January 1929. The Central School, built in 1875, had served as a model school building, which included the high school grades until 1898, when a new high school was built next door. After that building was destroyed by fire in 1905, […]

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Lake Linden High School

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by A. K. Hoagland. Architect: John D. Chubb Location: 601 Calumet St., Lake Linden Built: 1918 When Lake Linden’s parochial school, St. Ann’s Academy, ceased teaching the high-school grades in 1915, the influx of new students into the public school pressured the school board to construct a new building. The three-story masonry building in the Collegiate Gothic style was a substantial improvement over its wood-frame predecessor. The basement, frames around […]

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