First National Bank


by Bradley Plummer.

Architect: John B. Sweatt
Location: 5th street, Calumet
Built: 1886

First National Bank. MTU Archives.

The First National Bank of Calumet was designed and built by J. B. Sweatt in 1886. The two-story, six-bay building originally measured 34’ x 57’. The front façade was of variegated sandstone, which was obtained from Portage Entry quarries and was laid in broken ashlar with a rock face, and the side walls were brick.1 The first-floor windows were round-arched, while the second-floor windows were segmental-arched. There was a modillioned, parapeted cornice.

Buildings by John B. Sweatt in the Copper Country


  1. Eckert, Sandstone Architecture, 243.