Copper Country Architects

Biographical Dictionary of Copper Country Architects

Tag: Maass

Quincy Mining Company Clubhouse

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by Morgan Davis Architect: Charles W. Maass Location: Quincy Hill, Hancock Built: 1916-17 Demolished: 1990s The two-story building for the Quincy Mining Company served as the company’s club house and bathhouse. The brick building was in a modest Italian Renaissance Revival style with keystones over the paired windows and a flat roof with wide eaves and a modillioned cornice. The bathhouse, with separate facilities for men and women, was located […]

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St. Anthony of Padua Convent

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by Morgan Davis Architect: Charles W. Maass Location: 315 7th St., Calumet Built: 1914-15 Contractor: Leo Kaltenbach The Polish Catholics of Calumet formed a congregation, St. Anthony of Padua, in 1882 and built a small wooden church on lots donated by Calumet & Hecla. In 1892 they enlarged it, adding a tower in the center of the front and an ell in the rear for a school.1 In about 1907 the […]

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Laurium Village Hall

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by Morgan Davis Architect: Fred Maass Location: Hecla Street, Laurium Remodeled: 1914 Contractor: Chatel & Vairo In 1899 the recently incorporated village of Laurium built a new village hall, a two-story building with false front. Fifteen years later, the village decided on an expansion and remodeling, and hired Fred Maass to prepare the plans. It is the only credit found of his solo work. The bid was awarded to Chatel […]

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Temple Jacob

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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 establish a Jewish temple.1 The Quincy Mining Company donated the land the temple sits on, but […]

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Independent Order of Odd Fellows

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by Morgan Davis Architect: Maass Brothers Location: 109 Shelden Avenue, Houghton Built: 19101 This large brick building has lost its cornice and the third-floor windows have been partially filled in, but its facade still retains its general appearance. At ground level, a large storefront fills most of the space, with a doorway to the upper floors at one side. The second floor has large plate-glass windows, while the third has […]

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Masonic Temple of Houghton

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by Morgan Davis Architect: Maass Brothers Alternative Name: City Centre Location: 616-618 Sheldon Avenue, Houghton Built: 1910 Contractor: Herman Gundlach1 The four-story building is faced with Jacobsville sandstone. Smooth-faced pilaster-like elements are set off against the rough texture of the rest of the wall. Windows are grouped into threes across the front, except for the center bay, which is only one window wide and has a handsome pedimented doorway at […]

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Hoatson House

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by Morgan Davis Architect: Maass Brothers Alternative Name: Laurium Manor Inn Location: 320 Tamarack Street, Laurium Built: 1907-08 Interior decoration: Maxwell & Stillman of Milwaukee1 The Hoatson House was designed by the Maass Brothers and built in 1908 for Thomas H. and Cornelia Hoatson, owners of Calumet & Arizona Mining Company. The hip-roofed house has gable dormers and a wraparound porch. Colonial Revival elements include the general symmetry, two-story pedimented […]

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Lathrop House

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by Morgan Davis Architect: Maass Brothers Location: 78 4th Street, Laurium Built: 1906-07 J. H. Lathrop, Calumet & Hecla’s chief clerk, commissioned this 47’ x 64’ house in 1906 but did not live to see its completion. The Colonial Revival-style house was two-and-a-half stories tall with a two-story portico. A one-story porch wrapped around the front. Two-story bay windows flanked the portico. The wood-frame house, sided with clapboard, was built […]

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Milligan House

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by Morgan Davis Architect: Maass Brothers Location: 94 Third Street, Laurium Built: 1906-07 Captain James Milligan commissioned the design of this house from the Maass Brothers. Construction was completed in 1907.1 The two-and-a-half story house is in the Classical Revival style. Its high hip roof has hip-roofed dormers and a clerestory. Corner pilasters and a modillioned cornice ornament the blocky structure. Very thin clapboards cover the wood frame; the foundation is […]

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Ulseth House

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by Morgan Davis Architect: Maass Brothers Location: 416 8th St. Calumet Built: ca. 1906 Edward Ulseth, the noted Calumet builder, had the Maass Brothers design this house and probably built it himself.1 The large house with cross-gabled roof is set on a large lot. The one-story porch wrapping around the front and the Palladian window in the gable are the most distinguishing features. Notes “New Weir Residence Ready for Occupancy,” Daily […]

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