Galbraith House

Galbraith House

by A. K. Hoagland. Architect: Duncan Campbell Location: 205 Pewabic St., Laurium Built: 1900 William J. Galbraith, a lawyer, had this house built for $5,000. Galbraith was involved in at least one famous case: he defended the deputies who were accused of killing strikers in their home in Seeberville, a neighborhood of Painesdale, during the 1913-14… Read more Galbraith House

Fichtel House


by Morgan Davis. Architect: Charles W. Maass Location: 242 Iroquois St., Laurium Built: 1899 Contractor: Bajari & Ulseth Charles L. Fichtel, a druggist, commissioned this grand house in 1899. The newspaper described it as being in the “English style,” probably meaning Queen Anne Revival. The jerkinhead-gable roof, cross gable, three-story tower, porches and projections, and… Read more Fichtel House

Grimmer House

Grimmer House

by A. K. Hoagland. Architect: Duncan Campbell Location: 325 Kearsarge St., Laurium Built: 1899 Henry Grimmer, a grocer, commissioned Campbell to design this relatively modest house and lived there only briefly. The newspaper said that “the style of architecture is colonial design, there being a large veranda in front with a balcony above it.” It went… Read more Grimmer House

Vivian House


by Dany Peavey, Stevan Sliger, John Krystof, and Travis Dvorak. Architect: Charlton, Gilbert, & Demar Location: Pewabic and 3rd streets, Laurium Built: 1898 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… Read more Vivian House

Roehm House


by Scott Hager Architect: William Pryor Location: 101 Willow Street (corner of First and Boundary), Laurium Built: 1895-96 Paul P. Roehm (1857-1925) was a contractor and coal dealer, but this house exhibits another of his lines of work, and that was masonry. A rare example of a Jacobsville sandstone house, this is a particularly ornate… Read more Roehm House

J. Vivian, Jr. & Co. Building


by Dany Peavey, Stevan Sliger, John Krystof, and Travis Dvorak. Architect: Charlton & Gilbert Location: 342 Hecla St., Laurium Built: 1894 Masonry: Paul Rohem Carpentry: Edward Ulseth Johnson Vivian, a Cornish mining captain with diverse commercial interests, brought his son, Johnson Vivian, Jr., into the mercantile business when he established a store in Osceola in 1886.… Read more J. Vivian, Jr. & Co. Building