Frank W. Hessenmueller

by A. K. Hoagland with additions by Steven A. Walton. Frank Hessenmueller had a brief but varied career in the Copper Country. He designed a range of commercial buildings and at least one residential building before departing for unknown reasons. Biography Little is known of Frank Hessenmueller, who appeared in the 1907-08 and 1910 Polk’s Directories, but… Read more Frank W. Hessenmueller

Tambellini Block


by A. K. Hoagland Architect: Frank W. Hessenmueller Alternative Name: Luigi’s Location: 508-10 Portland St., Calumet Built: 1909 John Tambellini had this building constructed for his saloon, with apartments above.1 The three-story building is faced with an orange-ish brick, trimmed in a grid pattern with a dark purple brick. There are three entrances on the front:… Read more Tambellini Block

St. Anne’s Parsonage


by A. K. Hoagland Architect: Frank W. Hessenmueller Location: 25719 5th Street, Calumet Built: 1909 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… Read more St. Anne’s Parsonage

Peter E. Ruppe House


by A. K. Hoagland Architect: Frank W. Hessenmueller Location: 803 Pine St., Calumet Built: 1907 Peter Ruppe, who operated a general merchandise store on Fifth Street brought his sons into his firm. The older, Peter E. Ruppe, who commissioned Hessenmueller to design a house for himself at the corner of 8th and Pine, eventually took over the… Read more Peter E. Ruppe House