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