Dollar Bay High School


by A. K. Hoagland

Architect: Derrick Hubert
Location: 48475 Maple Drive, Dollar Bay
Built: 1914-15
Contractor: John J. Michels; F. W. Stoyle, plumbing; Peninsula Heating Co., heating; Edward Nelson Electrical Co. of Green Bay, electrical; Carlton Hardware Co., galvanized iron ventilation system1

Dollar Bay High School. Photograph by A. K. Hoagland, 2009.

Built at a cost of $65,000, the Dollar Bay High School was clad in a buff brick made in Ripley, trimmed with Jacobsville sandstone. The building measured 140’ x 90’, with a 55’ x 30’ projecting boiler room in the rear. The building is three stories tall on a high basement. On the upper floors, the two-story windows separated by pilasters indicate the assembly hall. There are two handsome entrances and the building is crowned with a parapet. When built, it was called “one of the most modern school houses in the state.”2

Buildings by Derek Hubert in the Copper Country


  1. Michigan Contractor and Builder 7, No. 49 (23 May 1914), 1; 7, No. 52 (13 June 1914), 12; 8, No. 12 (5 September 1914), 12; 8, No. 15 (26 September 1914), 9.
  2. Michigan Contractor and Builder 7, No. 52 (13 June 1914), 12.