Copper Country Architects

Biographical Dictionary of Copper Country Architects

Vivian House

by Dany Peavey, Stevan Sliger, John Krystof, and Travis Dvorak.

Architect: Charlton, Gilbert, & Demar
Location: Pewabic and 3rd streets, Laurium
Built: 1898


Vivian House. MTU Archives.

This Shingle Style house has a Jacobsville sandstone first floor and the distinguishing shingles on the second floor. Numerous porches and porticos project, including a squat round tower at one corner and a porte cochere on the opposite side. The semicircular portico has been removed.  Johnson Vivian, Jr., was a prominent merchant, banker, and industrialist.


Vivian House. Photograph by A. K. Hoagland, 2007.

Buildings by Charlton et al. in the Copper Country

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