Set in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Keweenaw National Historical Park is an expanse of more than 1,800 acres that celebrates the region’s rich heritage in copper mining, dating back thousands of years.
The park, jointly owned and operated by the National Park Service and 21 partnering Heritage Sites, includes many historic community buildings, mine structures, and homes. Quinn Evans Architects has supported the preservation of this national landmark through an assessment of historic structures, cultural landscape reports, environmental assessments, and rehabilitation design.
COMMUNITIES BUILT IN THE MINERAL RUSH
With the success of the Calumet & Hecla Mining Company and the Quincy Mining Company, several towns grew up in the Keweenaw region during the 19th and early 20th centuries. In addition to a historic structures report, QEA has provided renovation services for multiple historic buildings within the park including the Calumet & Hecla Administration Building, the Calumet & Hecla Library, and the Quincy Pay Office. The rehabilitation of the Administration Building, originally built in phases between 1887 and 1909, was the first National Park Service project to use the design-build approach.