National Register of Historic Places listings in Delta County, Michigan

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The following is a list of Registered Historic Places in Delta County, Michigan.

This National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted October 17, 2014.[1]
[2] Name on the Register[3] Image Date listed[4] Location City or town Description
1 Bay de Noquet Lumber Company Waste Burner
Bay de Noquet Lumber Company Waste Burner
April 8, 2011
(#11000177)
South end of River St.[5]
45°50′07″N 86°39′35″W / 45.835278°N 86.659722°W / 45.835278; -86.659722 (Bay de Noquet Lumber Company Waste Burner)
Nahma Township The Bay de Noquet Lumber Company Waste Burner is a round tower, 32 feet (9.8 m) in diameter on the outside and approximately 100 feet (30 m) tall. It is constructed of cast iron plates lined with brick. It was constructed sometime between 1888 and 1893 to eliminate the sawmill waste produced by the Bay de Noquet Lumber Company operation located at the site.
2 Carnegie Public Library
Carnegie Public Library
July 25, 1977
(#77000712)
201 S. 7th St.
45°44′39″N 87°03′22″W / 45.744167°N 87.056111°W / 45.744167; -87.056111 (Carnegie Public Library)
Escanaba The Escanaba Carnegie Public Library is a Carnegie library constructed in 1902 with $20,000 in funds donated by Andrew Carnegie. It is a one-story Classical Revival building constructed of red brick and Lake Superior Sandstone. The library moved to a new location in 1995, and the old Carnegie building was sold to private owners, who refurbished it with the intention of converting it into a private home.
3 County Road I-39 – Rapid River Bridge Upload image
December 9, 1999
(#99001511)
County Road I-39 over Rapid River
46°01′22″N 86°58′44″W / 46.022778°N 86.978889°W / 46.022778; -86.978889 (County Road I-39 – Rapid River Bridge)
Masonville Township The County Road I-39 – Rapid River Bridge was built in 1916, and is the oldest example of a concrete girder bridge designed for the state trunk line system.
4 Delta Hotel
Delta Hotel
April 9, 1998
(#98000350)
624 Ludington St.
45°44′46″N 87°03′22″W / 45.746111°N 87.056111°W / 45.746111; -87.056111 (Delta Hotel)
Escanaba The Delta Hotel is a five story, 66 feet (20 m) high Classical Revival structure that opened in 1914. It operated as a hotel until 1962 when it was sold to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Marquette and converted into the Bishop Noa Home for Senior Citizens. The Bishop Noa Home moved from the building in 1992, and the building was renovated to house a brewpub on the first floor and apartments on the upper floors.
5 Escanaba Central Historic District Upload image
April 7, 2014
(#14000123)
Roughly 200-1800 blks. Ludington St.
45°44′45″N 87°03′41″W / 45.7457721°N 87.0615006°W / 45.7457721; -87.0615006 (Escanaba Central Historic District)
Escanaba
6 Fayette
Fayette
February 16, 1970
(#70000269)
On a peninsula in Big Bay de Noc, on M-183 in Fayette State Park
45°42′50″N 86°40′00″W / 45.713889°N 86.666667°W / 45.713889; -86.666667 (Fayette)
Fayette From 1867 to 1891, Fayette was the site of the Upper Peninsula's most productive iron smelting operation. Nearly 500 people lived in the nearby town. The town has been reconstructed into a state park and living museum showing what life was like in the late 19th century. A 1996 boundary increase (added 1996-12-26) increased the historic district to include the entire Fayette State Park.
7 Gooseneck Lake III Site
Gooseneck Lake III Site
June 27, 2014
(#14000369)
Address restricted[6]
Escanaba vicinity Woodland Period Archaeological Sites of the Indian River and Fishdam River Basins MPS
8 Gooseneck Lake IV Site
Gooseneck Lake IV Site
June 27, 2014
(#14000370)
Address restricted[6]
Escanaba vicinity Woodland Period Archaeological Sites of the Indian River and Fishdam River Basins MPS
9 Jackpine Lake Site
Jackpine Lake Site
June 27, 2014
(#14000371)
Address restricted[6]
Escanaba vicinity Woodland Period Archaeological Sites of the Indian River and Fishdam River Basins MPS
10 Minneapolis Shoal Light Station
Minneapolis Shoal Light Station
November 15, 2006
(#06001025)
In northern Green Bay 6.6 mi (10.6 km) south of Peninsula Point, northwest of Lake Michigan
45°32′10″N 86°59′54″W / 45.536111°N 86.998333°W / 45.536111; -86.998333 (Minneapolis Shoal Light Station)
Bay de Noc The Minneapolis Shoal Light Station, completed in 1934, is a twin of Grays Reef Light Station, built at approximately the same time. The Light Station sits on a square reinforced concrete pier, 30 feet (9.1 m) high and 64 feet (20 m) on a side. Atop the pier is a two-story base, 15 feet (4.6 m) high and 30 feet (9.1 m) on a side. The cellar and first floor of the base was built to house equipment, while the second floor housed the keeper's quarters. The 17 feet (5.2 m) tall lighthouse tower is placed in the center of the building roof.
11 Nahma and Northern Railway Locomotive #5
Nahma and Northern Railway Locomotive #5
January 30, 2007
(#06001327)
Main St. at River St.
45°50′27″N 86°39′51″W / 45.840833°N 86.664167°W / 45.840833; -86.664167 (Nahma and Northern Railway Locomotive #5)
Nahma Township This locomotive is a 2-6-2 coal-burning locomotive, built by the Baldwin Company of Philadelphia in 1912. It was run on the Nahma and Northern, a line built by the Bay De Noquet Lumber Company in 1901 and leading from Nahma into the surrounding forest and various lumber camps.
12 Peninsula Point Lighthouse
Peninsula Point Lighthouse
April 28, 1975
(#75000941)
6.5 mi (10.5 km) southeast of Escanaba in Hiawatha National Forest
45°40′05″N 86°58′00″W / 45.668056°N 86.966667°W / 45.668056; -86.966667 (Peninsula Point Lighthouse)
Escanaba The Peninsula Point Lighthouse was built in 1865, and sits astride the St. Martin Island passage leading to Escanaba. The light was in use until 1936, when the Minneapolis Shoal Light Station went into service. The following year, the USDA-Forest Service "was granted custodianship," and the building was repaired and public picnic grounds were constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps. The attached keeper's house burned in 1956.
13 Poverty Island Light Station
Poverty Island Light Station
September 6, 2005
(#05000984)
Northwestern Lake Michigan, 5.8 mi (9.3 km) south of Garden Peninsula at Fairport
45°31′38″N 86°39′49″W / 45.527222°N 86.663611°W / 45.527222; -86.663611 (Poverty Island Light Station)
Fairbanks Township The Poverty Island Light was built in 1873-75, and used until 1976 when a newer light was built nearby. The light, with its white conical tower, was designed to be a near duplicate of the Sturgeon Point Light. In the 1980s the lantern was rescued by the Delta County Historical Society, who used it to refurbish the Sand Point Light in Escanaba. The lighthouse remains abandoned and in disrepair, and in 2011 was declared by Lighthouse Digest to be "America’s Most Endangered Lighthouse."
14 Richter Brewery Upload image
April 15, 2009
(#09000202)
1615 Ludington St.
45°44′44″N 87°04′14″W / 45.74543889°N 87.07055833°W / 45.74543889; -87.07055833 (Richter Brewery)
Escanaba The Richter Brewery was built in 1900 and used by the Richter Brewing Company until Prohibition. The building was then used to manufacture non-alcoholic beverages. At the end of Prohibition, it was sold to the Delta Brewery Company (and renamed the Delta Building), who again used the building to brew beer until it went bankrupt in 1940. After years of vacancy, the building was rehabilitated in 2008-12 into the Lofts on Ludington, a loft space.
15 Sand Lighthouse
Sand Lighthouse
December 1, 1997
(#97001474)
12 Waterplant Rd.
45°44′40″N 87°02′40″W / 45.744444°N 87.044444°W / 45.744444; -87.044444 (Sand Lighthouse)
Escanaba The Sand Point Lighthouse was constructed in 1867-68 as an aid to ships entering Escanaba's harbor. The light is unique in that it was constructed with its tower facing the land instead of facing the water. Whether this orientation was intentional or an engineering blunder is unknown. The light was active until 1939, after which it was used as a residence for Coast Guard seamen. In 1986, the Delta County Historical Society obtained the lught and restored it.
16 Spider Cave
Spider Cave
April 16, 1971
(#71001021)
At the base of Burnt Bluff[7]
45°41′00″N 86°42′00″W / 45.683333°N 86.7°W / 45.683333; -86.7 (Spider Cave)
Fayette Spider Cave is a water-cut cave located 20 feet (6.1 m) above the base of Burnt Bluff on the shore of Big Bay de Noc. Four pictographs are within the cave and on the walls near the entrance. Most of the artifacts collected from the cave were Middle Woodland period projectile points with shattered tips, suggesting they were fired into the cave from without and had shattered against the rear wall.
17 St. Martin Island Light Station
St. Martin Island Light Station
July 19, 1984
(#84001387)
St. Martin Island
45°30′10″N 86°45′27″W / 45.502778°N 86.7575°W / 45.502778; -86.7575 (St. Martin Island Light Station)
Fairport St. Martin Island Light is a unique exoskeleton lighthouse that marks one of four passages between Lake Michigan and the bay of Green Bay. The hexagonal tower is made of iron plates which are supported by six exterior steel posts that have latticed buttresses. Constructed in 1905, this light tower is the only example of a pure exoskeletal tower on the US side of the Great Lakes.
18 Summer Island Site
Summer Island Site
September 3, 1971
(#71000388)
Near Summer Harbor on the NW side of the island[8]
45°34′00″N 86°38′00″W / 45.566667°N 86.633333°W / 45.566667; -86.633333 (Summer Island Site)
Summer Island This site was likely utilized as a latre summer fishing ground by a number of Native American cultures, from the Middle and Late Woodland periods and later peoples after contact with European settlers. The site is located on a sandy meadow above Summer Harbor, and was used as a late summer and early fall fishing village.
19 Winter Site
Winter Site
May 19, 1976
(#76001027)
On a small tributary of Big Bay de Noc[9]
45°50′00″N 86°32′00″W / 45.833333°N 86.533333°W / 45.833333; -86.533333 (Winter Site)
Garden The Winter Site, located near the Lake Michigan coast, represented early experimentation in late fall and winter subsistence inhabitation of coastal areas by Middle Woodland period peoples.

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  1. ^ "National Register of Historic Places: Weekly List Actions". National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved on October 17, 2014.
  2. ^ Numbers represent an ordering by significant words. Various colorings, defined here, differentiate National Historic Landmarks and historic districts from other NRHP buildings, structures, sites or objects.
  3. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-24. 
  4. ^ The eight-digit number below each date is the number assigned to each location in the National Register Information System database, which can be viewed by clicking the number.
  5. ^ Geocode coordinates estimated from information in NRHP nomination document.
  6. ^ a b c Federal and state laws and practices restrict general public access to information regarding the specific location of sensitive archeological sites in many instances. The main reasons for such restrictions include the potential for looting, vandalism, or trampling. See: Knoerl, John; Miller, Diane; Shrimpton, Rebecca H. (1990), Guidelines for Restricting Information about Historic and Prehistoric Resources, National Register Bulletin (29), National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, OCLC 20706997 .
  7. ^ The NRIS gives the location of Spider Cave as "address restricted." However, the location is described in multiple sources as at the base of Burnt Bluff, which is located near Fayette per USGS mapping (ref: "Burnt Bluff USGS Fayette Quad, Michigan, Topographic Map". topozone.com. ). The given geo-coordinates are approximate.
  8. ^ The NRIS database gives the Summer Island Site location as "address restricted." However, Brose describes the location as "about 20 feet above the level of Summer Harbor on the Northwest side of [Summer Island]" (ref David S. Brose (1970), Summer Island III: An Early Historic Site in the Upper Great Lakes, Historical Archaeology 4: 3–33 ). The given geo-coordinates are approximate.
  9. ^ The NRIS gives the location of the Winter Site as "address restricted." However, Martin has described the location (ref: Terrance J. Martin (April 1980), Animal Remains from the Winter Site, a Middle Woodland Occupation in Delta County, Michigan, Wisconsin Archeologist 61: 91–99 ) The given geo-coordinates are approximate.

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