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Monday, August 27, 2012

Houghton, Michigan - Impressive Buildings

The city was named after Douglass Houghton who was Michigan's first appointed state geologist. Douglass Houghton discovered the vast copper deposits in the Keweenaw Peninsula in 1840, and the town started to grow and develop. Many of the buildings used Jacobsville sandstone from the area. You can tell by the details in these buildings that the town prospered well...


The court house...it sits on top a hill overlooking town.


A once famous hotel , The Douglass House built in 1860 now apartments and shops.

Side entrance to the Douglas House

A methodist church


The tower of a catholic church

Downtown restaurant

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Catholic school foundation with bricks on top. The local roaks are beautiful









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