Copper Country Architects

Biographical Dictionary of Copper Country Architects

Tag: Hunnewell

Shaw & Hunnewell

by Adam Gaugh. The partnership of George Russell Shaw (1848-1937) and Henry S. Hunnewell (1851-1931) spanned thirty years, beginning in 1873 in Boston, Massachusetts. During the mining boom in the Copper Country, Shaw & Hunnewell designed two buildings for the Calumet & Hecla Mining Company, the General Office Building and the Library. Biography George Russell Shaw was born in Parkman (Piscataquis County), Maine, on October 28, 1848. He was educated […]

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Calumet Public Library


by Adam Gaugh. Architect: Shaw & Hunnewell Location: Red Jacket Road and Mine St., Calumet Built: 1897-98 This striking stone building with its façade of contrasting red and gray mine rock was the Calumet Public Library. The library was built in 1897-98 for public use. When the library opened, the Copper Country Evening Newscommented that “no mining company in the world treats its employees better than the Calumet & Hecla. It […]

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Calumet & Hecla General Office Building


by Adam Gaugh. Architect: Shaw & Hunnewell Location: 25970 Red Jacket Road, Calumet Built: 1887 Addition on north: 1900 Addition on east: 1909, Charlton & Kuenzli Fronting Red Jacket Road at the intersection of Calumet Ave., the two-and-one-half story C&H General Office Building was built by the Calumet & Hecla Mining Company, the largest U.S. producer of copper during the 1870s. Company operations were directed from this building, which also […]

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