Copper Country Architects

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Michigan Mining School, Mining Engineering Building

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by Dany Peavey, Stevan Sliger, John Krystof, and Travis Dvorak. Architect: Charlton & Gilbert Alternative Name: Sperr Hall Location: Houghton, MI Built: 1901-02 Demolished: 1970 In 1901 Michigan Mining School received funding for two additional buildings. The mining engineering building, built at a cost of $28,880, was a two-story hip-roofed structure with a five-story tower centered on the front. The brick building had a high sandstone basement and a number of […]

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Michigan Mining School, Engineering Building

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by Dany Peavey, Stevan Sliger, John Krystof, and Travis Dvorak. Architect: Charlton & Gilbert Alternative Name: Mechanical Engineering Building, Shops Building, Materials Processing Laboratory Location: Houghton, MI Built: 1893-94 Demolished: 1966 Charlton & Gilbert designed the second building on the college’s campus, a two-story, hip-roofed structure laid out in a U shape with the wings projecting forward. Between them was a one-story porch that supported a polygonal oriel at the […]

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Michigan Mining School, Hubbell Hall

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by Ryan Rosinski Architect: John Scott & Co. Location: Michigan Tech Campus, Houghton Built: 1889 Contractors: Wahlman & Gipp and I. E. Swift Company Demolished: 1968 Built in 1889, this Romanesque building was the first structure constructed for the Michigan Mining School. Positioned on a slope above Portage Lake, it was built in East Houghton, just a mile from the downtown area.1 The Michigan Mining School was founded in 1885, […]

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