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Daniell Heights Housing (Sheldon Heights)

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Sheldon Heights
1960–1965, Minoru Yamasaki; 1965, Tarapata-MacMahon Associates. Woodmar Dr. at Division St.
  • (Photograph by Roger Funk)

This housing designed by Yamasaki for married students invokes in its imagery the steeply pitched roofs, the elevated walks known as “Calumet snow walks,” and the clustering of company houses such as those found at mining locations. Indeed, when viewed from Hancock and Ripley, the complex resembles these earlier utilitarian clusters. This is an unusually sensitive regional statement by Yamasaki.

Writing Credits

Kathryn Bishop Eckert


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Kathryn Bishop Eckert, "Daniell Heights Housing (Sheldon Heights)", [Houghton, Michigan], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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Cover: Buildings of Michigan

Buildings of Michigan, Kathryn Bishop Eckert. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 475-476.

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