Bowline Studio

Calumet Storefront Historic Restoration
Calumet, MI

In collaboration with Kelly Gregory of Roving Studio
August 2019 - October 2020

A historic facade restoration for Do Work Make Good’s downtown Calumet storefront.

Calumet is an old copper ore boom town on Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula. The entire town is a ‘National Historic Park’, and thus has strict design guidelines for work done on existing buildings within the downtown core.

This specific structure was built in 1884 as a gable-roofed Victorian home and the parapet storefront roof was added at the turn of the last century. Since then, subsequent additions and alterations were made,
including the heinous mid-century mansard roof.

The historic restoration design was generated from historic photographs of the storefront and the neighboring buildings. Good riddance, terrible mansard roof!

Visit Do Work Make Good’s website for more information about the important work they are doing up in the U.P.

All photos property of Andrew Ranville.