Red Jacket Fire Station, 300 Block of Sixth Street, Calumet, Houghton County, MI
300 Block of Sixth Street, Calumet, MI
Find maps of Calumet, MI
Documentation compiled after 1933.
Survey number HABS MI-414
Building/structure dates: 1898 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1905 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1909 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1927 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1928 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1939 subsequent work
Significance: Designed by Charles K. Shand and built in 1898, this Fire Station is his most successful design in the community. Using local red sandstone, and the no longer fashionable Richardsonian Romanesque, he produced a solid and dignified building. The plan, also, is well realized, incorporating the needs of horses, engines and men. The building served the community until 1964 when the fire department was moved into quarters in the village hall.
Stone Buildings (sandstone)
Shand, Charles K.
Bajari & Ulseth
Smith, J. F. D.
Nicholas, Wendy, Field Team
Harrington, Kevin, Historian
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
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