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Red Jacket Theater & Town Hall, Elm & Sixth Streets, Calumet, Houghton County, MI



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Item Title
Red Jacket Theater & Town Hall, Elm & Sixth Streets, Calumet, Houghton County, MI

Location
Elm & Sixth Streets, Calumet, MI

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS MI-415
Building/structure dates: 1899 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1973 subsequent work
Significance: The Red Jacket town hall remodeling and theater addition was designed by Charles K. Shand and built in 1899-1900. The building exterior is pretentious, but not distinguished. The theater interior is a glory of plaster rococo in gilt, cream, and red. The stage is first rate and the acoustics are excellent. In the first ten years of its existence the theater engaged Sarah Bernhardt, Helena Modjeska, Eugene Debs, and many other famous people. The town hall has served the village well. The theater has recently been restored to its original magnificence. Technically it was one of the earliest of municipal theaters.

Subjects
Municipal Government
Theatrical Productions
City & Town Halls


Related Names
Shand, Charles K.
Sweatt, J. B.
Charlton, Gilbert & Demar
Roehm, Paul P.
Keelyn & Smith
Heywood Brothers & Wakefield
Nicholas, Wendy, Field Team
Harrington, Kevin, Historian


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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