Suomi College, Finlandia Hall


by Brett Schlager Architect: TMP Associates, Inc. Location: Finlandia University Campus, Hancock Built: 1983-1984 Contractor: Herman Gundlach, Inc. Finlandia Hall is a four-story, 192-room, co-ed student dormitory that is home to 184 students.1 Finlandia Hall was completed and ready for occupation in September of 1984 after a $3.5 million loan from the Federal Department of Education.2… Read more Suomi College, Finlandia Hall

Detroit & Northern Savings and Loan Association


by Brett Schlager Architect: TMP Associates, Inc. Alternative Name: Republic Bank, Citizens Bank Location: 400 Quincy Street, Hancock Built: 1972 Contractor: Herman Gundlach, Inc. Founded in Hancock as the Northern Michigan Building & Loan Association, Detroit & Northern Savings and Loan Association has served as a major financial establishment in Northern Michigan for over 100… Read more Detroit & Northern Savings and Loan Association

Hancock Central High School


by Andrew Bolthouse Architect: G.L. Lockhart Alternative Name: Hancock Middle School Location: 417 Quincy Street, Hancock Built: 1923-24 Contractor: Archie Verville Electrical contract: Cuff & Co. (Edward Cuff) Plumbing: Gibson Plumbing Co., Minneapolis After the previous high school burned down on July 25, 1922, a new high school was constructed behind the site of the… Read more Hancock Central High School

Temple Jacob


by Morgan Davis Architect: Maass Brothers Location: Front Street, Hancock Built: 1912 Builder: Archie Verville Temple Jacob is the only synagogue in the Copper Country. Before the temple was built the services were held at the houses of different members. Henry Pimstein, Henry Feldman, J. Gottliebson, J. Green, and most notably, Jacob Gartner, decided to… Read more Temple Jacob

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

Harris House


by Jeremy Rickli Architect: Henry Leopold Ottenheimer Location: 108 Center Street, Hancock Built: 1909 The Harris House was constructed for Samuel B. Harris and his son, John Harris.1 Cornish-born Samuel Harris was superintendent of the Quincy mine from 1884-1902 and was succeeded, briefly, by his college-educated son, John. The two men shared the house. The building… Read more Harris House

Kauth House


by Joe Lukaszewski Architect: Hans T. Liebert Location: 318 Cooper Ave., East Hancock Built: 1907 A two-story porch with two-story fluted columns and a prominent pedimented portico distinguish this house, which also has two-story bay windows flanking the central entrance. Andrew Kauth, owner of the Kauth Block and a fine upscale saloon, had this foundation… Read more Kauth House

Lawton House


by Joe Lukaszewski Architect: Hans T. Liebert Location: 216 Cooper St., East Hancock Built: 1907 This bungalow-style home was originally built for Swaby and Lucy Lawton. Swaby was a lawyer for Hanchette & Lawton and brother of Quincy Mining Company’s general manager.1 The side-gable roof is a prominent feature, extending to cover the porch across… Read more Lawton House