National Register of Historic Places listings in Koochiching County, Minnesota

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Location of Koochiching County in Minnesota

This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Koochiching County, Minnesota. It is intended to be a complete list of the properties and districts on the National Register of Historic Places in Koochiching County, Minnesota, United States. The locations of National Register properties and districts for which the latitude and longitude coordinates are included below, may be seen in an online map.[1]

There are 12 properties and districts listed on the National Register in the county. A supplementary list includes one additional site that was formerly listed on the National Register.

This National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted July 11, 2014.[2]

Current listings[edit]

[3] Name on the Register[4] Image Date listed[5] Location City or town Description
1 Alexander Baker School and E.W. Backus Junior High School Upload image
May 26, 2004
900 5th St.
48°36′04″N 93°24′49″W / 48.601133°N 93.413604°W / 48.601133; -93.413604 (Alexander Baker School and E.W. Backus Junior High School)
International Falls Connected 1914 Classical Revival and 1937 Art Deco schools, with an auditorium built by the Public Works Administration.[6]
2 Finstad's Auto Marine Shop
Finstad's Auto Marine Shop
January 27, 1983
Sand Bay between Oak Ave. and Spruce St.
48°36′57″N 93°20′51″W / 48.615713°N 93.34752°W / 48.615713; -93.34752 (Finstad's Auto Marine Shop)
Ranier 1911 concrete-block boat-repair shop.[7]
3 Gold Mine Sites Upload image
May 6, 1977
Around Rainy Lake in Voyageurs National Park
48°36′09″N 93°10′05″W / 48.6025°N 93.168056°W / 48.6025; -93.168056 (Gold Mine Sites)
Island View vicinity District of seven scattered mine shafts and test pits from an 1894 gold rush that brought industry and settlement to the area.[8]
4 Grand Mound
Grand Mound
June 23, 2011
Address Restricted
48°31′00″N 93°42′31″W / 48.516746°N 93.708551°W / 48.516746; -93.708551 (Grand Mound)
International Falls vicinity Giant burial mound built by the Laurel Complex around 200 BCE, the largest surviving prehistoric structure in the upper Midwest.[9]
5 Koochiching County Courthouse
Koochiching County Courthouse
September 15, 1977
4th St. and 7th Ave.
48°36′04″N 93°24′38″W / 48.60114°N 93.41045°W / 48.60114; -93.41045 (Koochiching County Courthouse)
International Falls 1909 Renaissance Revival courthouse designed by Charles E. Bell.[7]
6 Laurel Mounds
Laurel Mounds
January 20, 1972
Address Restricted
48°31′00″N 93°42′28″W / 48.516746°N 93.707736°W / 48.516746; -93.707736 (Laurel Mounds)
International Falls vicinity Laurel Complex village site and the 45-foot (14 m) Grand Mound plus four smaller burial mounds.[7][10]
7 Little American Mine Upload image
April 16, 1975
Little American Island in Voyageurs National Park
48°36′09″N 93°10′05″W / 48.6025°N 93.168056°W / 48.6025; -93.168056 (Little American Mine)
Island View vicinity Remnants from Minnesota's only profitable gold mine, in operation 1893–1898.[7] Now developed with an interpretive trail.[11]
8 McKinstry Mounds and Village Site
McKinstry Mounds and Village Site
December 18, 1978
Address Restricted
48°31′25″N 93°35′09″W / 48.523508°N 93.585759°W / 48.523508; -93.585759 (McKinstry Mounds and Village Site)
Pelland Woodland period village site with two burial mounds.[10]
9 Nett Lake Petroglyphs Site
Nett Lake Petroglyphs Site
December 30, 1974
Address Restricted
Orr vicinity Native American petroglyphs on Spirit Island in Nett Lake.[7]
10 Ernest C. Oberholtzer Rainy Lake Islands Historic District Upload image
June 16, 2000
Mallard, Hawk, and Crow Islands in Rainy Lake
48°37′08″N 93°12′12″W / 48.618889°N 93.20325°W / 48.618889; -93.20325 (Ernest C. Oberholtzer Rainy Lake Islands Historic District)
Ranier vicinity Island-based residential complex of conservationist Ernest Oberholtzer, leader of efforts to protect the Boundary Waters from industrialization.[7]
11 Sts. Peter and Paul Russian Orthodox Church Upload image
January 27, 1983
Minnesota Highway 65
47°54′23″N 93°10′00″W / 47.906425°N 93.166755°W / 47.906425; -93.166755 (Sts. Peter and Paul Russian Orthodox Church)
Bramble vicinity 1915 onion domed frame church built by Russian homesteaders.[12]
12 Francis White Homestead Upload image
January 27, 1983
North of Littlefork off U.S. Route 71
48°25′35″N 93°34′06″W / 48.426492°N 93.568212°W / 48.426492; -93.568212 (Francis White Homestead)
Littlefork vicinity c. 1901 log cabin.[7]

Former listings[edit]

[3] Name on the Register Image Date listed Date removed Location City or town Summary
1 Scenic Hotel Upload image
January 27, 1983
June 22, 1998
Main and 3rd Sts.
Northome 1921 hotel built to serve lumber workers and early tourists. Demolished by the county in 1996 after tax forfeiture and years of vacancy.[13]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ The latitude and longitude information provided in this table was derived originally from the National Register Information System, which has been found to be fairly accurate for about 99% of listings. For about 1% of NRIS original coordinates, experience has shown that one or both coordinates are typos or otherwise extremely far off; some corrections may have been made. A more subtle problem causes many locations to be off by up to 150 yards, depending on location in the country: most NRIS coordinates were derived from tracing out latitude and longitudes off of USGS topographical quadrant maps created under the North American Datum of 1927, which differs from the current, highly accurate WGS84 GPS system used by most on-line maps. Chicago is about right, but NRIS longitudes in Washington are higher by about 4.5 seconds, and are lower by about 2.0 seconds in Maine. Latitudes differ by about 1.0 second in Florida. Some locations in this table may have been corrected to current GPS standards.
  2. ^ "National Register of Historic Places: Weekly List Actions". National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved on July 11, 2014.
  3. ^ a b 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.
  4. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-24. 
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ "Baker, Alexander, School and E.W. Backus Junior High School". Minnesota National Register Properties Database. Minnesota Historical Society. 2009. Retrieved 2013-01-02. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g Nord, Mary Ann (2003). The National Register of Historic Places in Minnesota. Minnesota Historical Society. ISBN 0-87351-448-3. 
  8. ^ Nagle, Liza; John J. Hackett (1976-09-13). National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Gold Mine Sites. National Park Service. Retrieved 2013-03-16. 
  9. ^ Robertson, Tom (2007-02-20). "Minnesota Historical Society closes Grand Mound". Minnesota Public Radio. Retrieved 2013-01-02. 
  10. ^ a b Anfinson, Scott (2009). Finding Minnesota: A Geographic Guide to Minnesota Archaeology. Minnesota Office of the State Archaeologist. Retrieved 2012-12-18. 
  11. ^ National Park Service (2005). Rainy Lake Gold Rush. Lake States Interpretive Association. Retrieved 2013-01-02. 
  12. ^ "Places of Worship: Sts. Peter and Paul Russian Orthodox Church". A Minnesota Sampler. Minnesota Historical Society. 2007. Retrieved 2013-01-03. 
  13. ^ El-Hai, Jack (2000). Lost Minnesota: Stories of Vanished Places. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. p. 124. ISBN 0816635153. 

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