Michigan State Historic Site
  • A. Carnegie gave $15,000 grant for building and furnishings
  • Opened in 1910 as Houghton Public Library
  • Carnegie Museum of the Keweenaw, established 2007
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  • Built as Houghton Masonic Temple in 1910
  • Cost $110,000 to build
  • Masonic emblems embellish the frieze, doorway, and cornerstone
  • City of Houghton Offices since 1991
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Michigan State Historic Site
  • Built as the National Bank of Houghton, 1887-1889
  • Considered first commercial block building in the Copper Country¬†
  • Renovated as The Vault Hotel, 2019
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National Register of Historic Places
  • Douglass House, built 1899-1900
  • Douglass House Apartments, established 1984
  • Elaborate 1899 addition extended hotel to Shelden Ave.
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  • Built 1899-1900 as Krolls Drug Store
  • Housed various drug stores for over a century
  • Four Seasons Tea Room since 2002
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National Register of Historic Places
  • Shelden-Dee block, built 1899-1900
  • H.L. Ottenheimer, architect, also designed the Douglass House addition, the Leopold building at Huron & Shelden, the Gazette building and 918 College Ave.
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  • Board of Trade Tavern, built c. 1910
  • Catered to rail passengers from nearby depot
  • The Library established 1967
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  • Built as Houghton Club, 1910
  • Houghton Village & City offices 1933-1991
  • Historic restoration by UPEA, 1991
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  • Milton R. Dickens House, built 1902-1904
  • Dickens was manager of the Shelden Estate
  • One of few College Ave. homes still family owned
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  • Built for John L. Reese, 1899
  • Sold to Douglass Houghton descendant in 1903
  • Delta Phi Epsilon sorority, 1991
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  • J.B. Sturgis House, c. 1888
  • President Teddy Roosevelt visited house
  • Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity since 1974
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National Register of Historic Places
  • Built 1893-1896 for Ransom B. Shelden Jr.
  • Masonry porch added 1898
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity since 1969
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  • Amphidrome, built 1902
  • Birthplace of professional ice hockey
  • Dee Stadium replaced burned Amphidrome in 1928
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  • Built 1902
  • Decorative brick work in upper frieze
  • Fratenal society lodge hall on top floor
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  • Built in 1901 as a saloon
  • Bar retains original decor including Arts & Crafts chandeliers
  • Ambassador Restaurant since 1965
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Michigan State Historic Site
  • Built in 1883 as firehouse & village hall
  • First MI Mining School classes held here in 1885
  • Renovated as restaurant and nightclub venue c. 2010
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  • Copper Range Railroad Depot, built 1899
  • Copper Range Depot Family Restaurant, 2021
  • Site under construction! More to come.
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  • Mineral Range Railroad Depot, 1903
  • U.P. Kids, c. 2010
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  • Built early 1900s as grocery warehouse
  • Abandoned in 1980s
  • Renovated as Michigan Tech's Lakeshore Center, 2009
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  • Built 1899 by James Dee
  • Original post office and home to Daily Mining Gazette
  • Converted to apartments in 1980
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  • Built between 1888 and 1893
  • Typical gable fronted building of late 1800s
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  • Houghton County Courthouse built 1886-1887
  • Interior reflects Charles Eastlake influence
  • Mansard roof clad in local copper tiles
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  • Grace United Methodist Church, built 1892-1893
  • Rebuilt 1916-1925 after a fire
  • Large stained glass window survived
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  • Trinity Episcopal Church, built 1910
  • New entrance added 1985
  • 6,800 sq.ft. annex added 2000
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  • Swift's Hardware warehouse
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