Copper Country Architects

Derrick Hubert

by A. K. Hoagland




Dollar Bay High School

Dollar Bay High School.
Photograph by A. K. Hoagland, 2009.

Dollar Bay High School
48475 Maple Drive, Dollar Bay
Built 1914-15
Contractor: John J. Michels; F. W. Stoyle, plumbing; Peninsula Heating Co., heating; Edward Nelson Electrical Co. of Green Bay, electrical; Carlton Hardware Co., galvanized iron ventilation system4

Built at a cost of $65,000, the Dollar Bay High School was clad in a buff brick made in Ripley, trimmed with Jacobsville sandstone. The building measured 140’ x 90’, with a 55’ x 30’ projecting boiler room in the rear. The building is three stories tall on a high basement. On the upper floors, the two-story windows separated by pilasters indicate the assembly hall. There are two handsome entrances and the building is crowned with a parapet. When built, it was called “one of the most modern school houses in the state.”5

Michigan College of Mines (Michigan Technological University), Chemistry Building (Koenig Hall) Addition
Built 1931
Contractor: Archie Verville
Demolished 1968

In 1931 the Michigan College of Mines built a large addition onto the front of Koenig Hall, which had been built just ten years earlier. The new front—really a whole new building—had an art moderne appearance, with a flat roof and no cornice. The building had subsequent appearance-altering additions.

Koenig Hall Showing Addition

Koenig Hall on right, showing the 1931 addition. Hubbell Hall on left.

Koenig Hall Late

A later facelift of Koenig Hall.