Church

Hancock

Jacob’s Temple

Jacob Gartner was one of Hancock’s most prolific businessman, first arriving to the bustling mining town in the early 1880s. He…
Locations

The Mining Camp (p2)

As the Champion Mine prospered, scores of immigrants began moving into the houses built for them by the mine company. These…
Laurium

The First Baptist

In the early years of Laurium – then known confusingly as Calumet – one of the first churches to arrive…
Laurium

Houses of Worship and Learning

When it came to sheer numbers of houses of worship the booming metropolis of Calumet just was the undisputed champion…
Ahmeek

A Few More From Ahmeek

The Ahmeek Mine grew out of the neighboring Seneca Mine, which set off the Ahmeek in 1880 to explore the…
Calumet

The Presbyterian

Just outside of village limits atop property original owned by the C&H Mine sits a trio of small churches huddled…
Hubbell

Saint Cecilia Church

With the erection of the C&H smelter the small town of Grover quickly became inundated with those seeking employment in…
Calumet

The Norwegian Lutheran Church

The first Norwegian Lutheran Church was built in 1871, and was known as the Scandinavian Lutheran Church.  This was because…
Chassell

The Town that Lumber Built (p2)

Chassell was a town built by a single industry, much like most of the communities born in the Copper Country.…
Houghton

St. Ignatius of Loyola

In a region where Calumet was home to no less then six separate Roman Catholic churches, it seems odd to…
Houghton

Grace Methodist Church

The old wood-framed church that served Grace Methodist Episcopal Church was nothing more then a room with four walls and…
Houghton

The Churches of Houghton

The great metropolises of the Copper Country were really limited to just two, each directly fueled by the region’s richest…
Locations

A Few Old Churches

Complimenting almost every mine location found across the Keweenaw was a line or two of homes and boarding houses that…
Calumet

A Victorian Tapestry (p2)

The rich tapestry of the St. Paul’s nave is impressive, but its true brilliance lies up front at the church’s…
Calumet

The Art of St. Paul (p2)

We continue our look at the stained glass art to be found in the great St. Paul church in Calumet...
Calumet

The Art of St. Paul (p1)

St. Paul the Apostle Church is the region’s largest and most opulent house of worship, its soaring twin spires and…
Scrapbook

Scrapbook Friday: House of Worship Edition

Continuing our theme from this week, I thought I’d showcase a few more houses of worship in this week’s scrapbook.…
Lake Linden

A Tale of Two Churches (p2)

In the fall of 1905 the village of Lake Linden was in full bloom, its population swelling and its downtown…
Lake Linden

A Tale of Two Churches (p1)

The small lumber village of Torch Lake found itself thrust into the modern age with the arrival of C&H’s stamp…
Lake Linden

A Survivor’s Story

With the arrival of C&H’s mills to the area in the late 1860’s, what was once a predominantly French-Canadian community…
Chassell

An Old Church

The passage of time has eroded away a great deal of the Copper Country’s heritage. While the sprawling infrastructure of…
Jacobsville

The Church That Time Forgot (p2)

It was nearly 125 years ago that this simple wood-framed church outside of the small quarry town of Jacobsville housed…
Jacobsville

The Church that Time Forgot (p1)

There was a time when Jacobsville was the center of much hustle and bustle, when the surrounding sandstone quarries were…
Calumet

Through Colored Glass

Tonight the Keweenaw Heritage Center will have its opening night reception, featuring yours truly as the guest speaker. I will…
Calumet

St. Anne’s Revisited (p3)

This Thursday the Keweenaw Heritage Center will have its opening night reception, featuring yours truly as the guest speaker. I…