Copper Country Architects

Biographical Dictionary of Copper Country Architects

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Michigan Technological University, Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts

Rozsa Center

by Mike Fleck. Architect: Gunnar Birkerts Built: 1998-2000 Contractor: Gundlach Champion of Houghton Theater Designer: George C. Izenour Structural Engineers: Desai/Nasr Consulting Engineers, Inc., West Bloomfield, MI Steel Fabricators: Daul Industries, Inc. Mechanical Contractors: August Winters and Sons, Appleton, WI Electrical Contractors: J. Ranck Electrical, Inc, Cheboygan, WI The groundbreaking ceremony for the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts was held in May of 1998 and construction was completed two […]

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Kerredge Theater


by A. K. Hoagland. Architect: Oscar Cobb Location: Quincy Street, Hancock Built: 1902, destroyed by fire 1959 Contractor: Gauthier Brothers The Kerredge Theater was the region’s premier theater, serving not only Hancock, but Houghton and even Michigan Tech as well. Located on Quincy Street just east of the Scott Hotel (built 1906), the theater seated 1,565 (slightly less after motion picture projection equipment was installed). Constructed by Gauthier Bros., the […]

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Calumet Opera House and Village Hall Addition


by Kiel Vanderhovel and Derek Dykens Architect: Charles K. Shand Alternative Name: Calumet Theatre Location: 340 6th Street, Calumet Built: 1899-1900 Masonry and excavation: Paul P. Roehm Carpentry: Bajari & Ulseth1 Calumet, located in the heart of the copper mining industry, experienced rapid population growth and built a village hall in 1886, designed by J. B. Sweatt. In 1898 the village decided to add an opera house to the village hall, […]

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