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Calumet Historic District

Calumet, Michigan
County of Houghton.
Area west of MI 26 South of Calumet Lake to Osceola
National Register Number: 89001097
Resource type: District.
Property type: Industry/Processing/Extract. - extractive facil.. The threat level was Threatened in
Congressional District: MI-1 Certified Local Government: NO
This NHL offers public access.
Please contact the NHL directly for visitor information.
Current use/information: Industrial district; See www.nps.gov/kewe.
Web Site: www.sos.state.mi.us/history/preserve/phissite/calumet.html.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - March 28, 1989):
The Calumet Historic District reflects the historic operation of one of the leading copper-mining companies on the Keweenaw Peninsula of Michigan. Along with the Quincy Mining Company, the Calumet and Hecla Mining Company (C&H) represents the greatest longevity, production, technical innovations, and influence in the Michigan industry and for the late-19th century copper industry nationwide. Calumet includes industrial, commercial and residential areas.

Threats to the NHL include, damaging uses, demolition, inappropriate alterations, new construction and development in the area. Threats to neglect due to lack of fudning and socio-economic situations are greatly impacting the NHL.

No recent actions. No zoning, no controls of private property owners, and boundaries are being ignored with aggressive development in the area.

Comments and questions about the database may be directed to NHL_info@nps.gov