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Calumet & Hecla Public Library, 101 Red Jacket Road, Calumet, Houghton County, MI



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Item Title


Location
101 Red Jacket Road, Calumet, MI

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS MI-426
Building/structure dates: 1896 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1905 subsequent work
Significance: The Calumet and Hecla Public Library, with baths in the basement, was a notable demonstration of the paternalism of a great corporation. In addition to providing unmatched cultural facilities with its collection of books, newspapers, and periodicals in many foreign languages, mounted prints, stereopticon views, Underwood and Keystone travel tours, maps, mineral specimens, and other displays, the library performed a didactic role. Its collection helped to acculturate the many foreigners in Calumet and was one of the most significant and beloved institutions in the community. The building is a striking blend of sophisticated design and the handsome stonework of local masons.

Subjects
T-plan Buildings
Galleries & Museums
Adaptive Reuse


Related Names
Shaw & Hunnewell
C.H. McKenny Company
Winslow Brothers Of Chicago
Calumet & Hecla Mining Company
Coppertown USA
Universal Oil Products
Harrington, Kevin, Field Team
Nicholas, Wendy, Historian


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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