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L'Anse High School

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1927–1928, F. E. and G. F. Parmelee; Phelps-Drake Co., general contractor. 201 N. 4th St.

L'Anse High School rises over Baraga County Courthouse, the city of L'Anse, and Keweenaw Bay to a height visible from Baraga. Three-story castellated octagonal towers flank the Tudor-arched central entrance of the extruded yellow brick school, marking the building as Collegiate Gothic. Addressing the need for shelter in a severe winter climate, the school connects with the library, middle school, and grade school. The huge scale and dominance of the high school says something about the importance of education in Upper Peninsula communities.

Writing Credits

Kathryn Bishop Eckert


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Kathryn Bishop Eckert, "L'Anse High School", [L'Anse, Michigan], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Michigan

Buildings of Michigan, Kathryn Bishop Eckert. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 518-518.

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