National Register of Historic Places listings in Oconto County, Wisconsin

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This is a list of those buildings, sites, structures, districts, and objects designated on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) in Oconto County, Wisconsin. The locations of (NRHP) properties and districts (at least for all showing latitude and longitude coordinates below) may be seen in a Google map by clicking on "Map of all coordinates".[1]

This National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted December 24, 2014.[2]
[3] Name on the Register[4] Image Date listed[5] Location City or town Description
1 Archibald Lake Mound Group
Archibald Lake Mound Group
April 4, 2012
(#12000182)
Address Restricted
Townsend Large group of conical and linear mounds on a ridge overlooking Archibald Lake, probably built between 200 and 1500 AD.[6]
2 Arndt's Pensaukee Sawmill Complex Upload image
March 22, 2006
(#06000205)
Address Restricted
(North of Drolette Rd, 1 mile east of US 41 near Pensaukee)[7]

Oconto Wisconsin’s first water-powered sawmill and lumbering operation operated from 1827 until the 1860s. The only surviving structure is the dam levy on the Pensaukee River.[7]
3 Beyer Home Museum Upload image
August 14, 1979
(#79000100)
917 Park Ave.
44°53′35″N 87°51′54″W / 44.893056°N 87.865°W / 44.893056; -87.865 (Beyer Home Museum)
Oconto Brick home built in 1868 in Italianate style by Cyrus and Kitty Hart. Remodelled around 1881 to Queen Anne by George Beyer,[8] German immigrant, bookkeeper, and businessman. Now a museum.
4 Boulder Lake Site
Boulder Lake Site
February 19, 2002
(#02000073)
Address Restricted
Doty Woodland period archaeological site.
5 John G. Campbell House Upload image
January 15, 1980
(#80000171)
916 Park Ave.
44°53′36″N 87°51′52″W / 44.893333°N 87.864444°W / 44.893333; -87.864444 (John G. Campbell House)
Oconto 1892 Queen Anne-styled house built for Campbell, a timber cruiser and businessman.[9]
6 Chute Pond Dam
Chute Pond Dam
May 17, 2010
(#10000269)
Chute Pond County Park WIS 32/WIS 64
45°07′52″N 88°26′35″W / 45.131069°N 88.443078°W / 45.131069; -88.443078 (Chute Pond Dam)
Mountain The WPA built this concrete dam in 1937 to create a recreational flowage on the Oconto River, and to provide jobs. It is on the site of an earlier log dam.[10]
7 Citizens State Bank of Gillett Upload image
December 4, 2008
(#08001159)
137 E. Main St.
44°53′26″N 88°18′19″W / 44.89065°N 88.305344°W / 44.89065; -88.305344 (Citizens State Bank of Gillett)
Gillett Neoclassical bank built in 1904 and lasting until 1932. Since then the building has housed a grocery store, a clothes store, a glove factory and now a dentist.[11]
8 First Church of Christ, Scientist
First Church of Christ, Scientist
November 19, 1974
(#74000111)
Chicago and Main Sts.
44°53′24″N 87°52′39″W / 44.89003333°N 87.87758889°W / 44.89003333; -87.87758889 (First Church of Christ, Scientist)
Oconto Carpenter Gothic-styled church built in 1886 - the first church built anywhere for the Church of Christ, Scientist.[12]
9 Holt and Balcom Logging Camp No. 1
Holt and Balcom Logging Camp No. 1
December 22, 1978
(#78000121)
E of Lakewood
45°17′54″N 88°29′44″W / 45.298333°N 88.495556°W / 45.298333; -88.495556 (Holt and Balcom Logging Camp No. 1)
Lakewood Log building built in 1880, with cookhouse and bunkhouse - possibly the oldest logging camp in the U.S. standing on its original site. Now a museum.[13][14]
10 Holt-Balcom Lumber Company Office Upload image
November 13, 1976
(#76000069)
106 Superior Ave.
44°53′13″N 87°52′08″W / 44.886944°N 87.868889°W / 44.886944; -87.868889 (Holt-Balcom Lumber Company Office)
Oconto Sawmill and lumber company office with elements of Greek Revival style, built in 1854.[15]
11 Huff Jones House Upload image
December 22, 1978
(#78000122)
1345 Main St
44°53′14″N 87°51′46″W / 44.887222°N 87.862778°W / 44.887222; -87.862778 (Huff Jones House)
Oconto Possibly the oldest remaining home in Oconto, built in 1851 in Greek Revival style. Jones and his sons built the first stream sawmill on the Oconto River.[16]
12 Daniel E. Krause Stone Barn
Daniel E. Krause Stone Barn
July 14, 2000
(#00000810)
NE corner of Cty. Trunk Hwy S and Schwartz Rd.
44°43′06″N 88°10′43″W / 44.718333°N 88.178611°W / 44.718333; -88.178611 (Daniel E. Krause Stone Barn)
Chase Stone cobble barn built in 1903 - the only remaining barn of this style in the state.[6]
13 Mathey Building Upload image
February 18, 1999
(#99000242)
126 W. Main St.
44°57′04″N 88°02′52″W / 44.951111°N 88.047778°W / 44.951111; -88.047778 (Mathey Building)
Lena Two-story grocery store built in 1906.[17]
14 Mountain Fire Lookout Tower
Mountain Fire Lookout Tower
August 19, 2008
(#08000790)
Forest Service Rd. 2335 (Tower Rd.), Lakewood Ranger District, Nicolet National Forest
45°12′49″N 88°27′52″W / 45.213611°N 88.464444°W / 45.213611; -88.464444 (Mountain Fire Lookout Tower)
Riverview Galvanized steel fire tower fabricated by Aermotor Company, moved to this location by CCC in 1935. From this high point, spotters watched this part of the Nicolet National Forest at least until the last fire was reported here in 1970.[18][19]
15 Mountain School
Mountain School
November 22, 2000
(#00001453)
14330 Hwy W West
45°10′56″N 88°28′33″W / 45.182222°N 88.475833°W / 45.182222; -88.475833 (Mountain School)
Mountain Brick high school built in 1905. A.k.a. Union Free High School and Mountain Elementary School.[20]
16 Oconto County Courthouse Upload image
March 9, 1982
(#82000690)
300 Washington St.
44°53′22″N 87°51′58″W / 44.889444°N 87.866111°W / 44.889444; -87.866111 (Oconto County Courthouse)
Oconto Elegant Romanesque Revival-styled courthouse with domed tower, built in 1891, damaged by fire in 1907, and added to since.[21]
17 Oconto Main Post Office Upload image
August 28, 1980
(#80004479)
141 Congress St.
44°53′18″N 87°52′05″W / 44.888333°N 87.868056°W / 44.888333; -87.868056 (Oconto Main Post Office)
Oconto Brick building designed by James Wetmore in Georgian Revival style and built in 1922.[22]
18 Oconto Site
Oconto Site
October 15, 1966
(#66000023)
Copper Culture State Park
44°53′12″N 87°54′03″W / 44.886667°N 87.900833°W / 44.886667; -87.900833 (Oconto Site)
Oconto Burial site of at least 45 ancient Native Americans from 3000 to 4000 BC. Finds at this site helped archaeologists date the copper tools found in other places and identify a trade network that stretched from the Rockies to the Gulf coast.[23]
19 St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Guild Hall and Vicarage Upload image
August 1, 1985
(#85001684)
408 Park Ave.
44°53′18″N 87°51′51″W / 44.888333°N 87.864167°W / 44.888333; -87.864167 (St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Guild Hall and Vicarage)
Oconto The 1866 Greek Revival Guild Hall (a.k.a. 1866-1867 Methodist Church) now houses a local theater troupe. The 1866 (or 1871?) vicarage is now styled Queen Anne. The Neo-Gothic church was demolished in 1998.[6][24][25][26]
20 St. Peter's and St. Joseph's Catholic Churches Upload image
November 10, 1980
(#80000172)
516 Brazeau Ave. and 705 Park Ave.
44°53′29″N 87°51′54″W / 44.891389°N 87.865°W / 44.891389; -87.865 (St. Peter's and St. Joseph's Catholic Churches)
Oconto St. Joseph's started as a frame building in 1870 and has developed into a Victorian Gothic church.[27] St. Peter's was built in 1899 in the Romanesque Revival style.[28]
21 Gov. Edward Scofield House Upload image
April 11, 1973
(#73000090)
610 Main St.
44°53′20″N 87°52′25″W / 44.888889°N 87.873611°W / 44.888889; -87.873611 (Gov. Edward Scofield House)
Oconto Italianate house built in 1868 by lumberman William Brunquest. Later the home of Wisconsin's 19th governor, where he died. Also called the Tellez house.[6][29]
22 Smyth Road Bridge
Smyth Road Bridge
September 12, 1996
(#96001018)
Smyth Rd. over North Branch of the Oconto River
45°18′54″N 88°24′54″W / 45.315°N 88.415°W / 45.315; -88.415 (Smyth Road Bridge)
Lakewood Metal Pratt Truss bridge built in 1928.[30]
23 Weber Lake Picnic Ground Shelter Upload image
May 21, 1996
(#96000541)
Jct. of WI 32 and NFS 2308
45°09′37″N 88°26′58″W / 45.160278°N 88.449444°W / 45.160278; -88.449444 (Weber Lake Picnic Ground Shelter)
Mountain Rustic-style log picnic shelter built by the CCCs in 1937. A.k.a. Green Lake Picnic Ground Shelter.[31]
24 West Main Street Historic District Upload image
May 14, 1979
(#79000101)
Main St. from Duncan to Erie Sts.
44°53′23″N 87°52′30″W / 44.889722°N 87.875°W / 44.889722; -87.875 (West Main Street Historic District)
Oconto Residential district with 20 homes in various styles,[32] ranging from the 1857 Smith house[33] to the 1878 Second Empire Hall house[34] to the 1914 O'Kelliher bungalow[35] to the 1929 Spanish Colonial Revival Bond house.[36]
25 White Potato Lake Garden Beds Site
White Potato Lake Garden Beds Site
June 1, 2005
(#05000532)
Address Restricted
45°07′54″N 88°13′02″W / 45.131667°N 88.217222°W / 45.131667; -88.217222 (White Potato Lake Garden Beds Site)
Brazeau Intact raised garden plots in a geometric pattern, built by Native Americans from 1000 to 1650 AD.[37][6]

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References[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 December 24, 2014.
  3. ^ 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. ^ a b c d e "Historic and Archeological Sites of Oconto County". Oconto County Historic Society. Retrieved 2013-10-26. 
  7. ^ a b "Historic and Archeological Site of Oconto County". Oconto County Historic Society. Retrieved November 13, 2012. 
  8. ^ "The Beyer Home". Oconto County Historic Society. Retrieved 2013-10-26. 
  9. ^ "John G. Campbell House". Architecture and History Inventory. Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2013-10-28. 
  10. ^ "Chute Pond Dam". National Register or State Register. Wisconsin Historic Society. Retrieved 2013-10-28. 
  11. ^ "Citizens State Bank of Gillett". Architecture and History Inventory. Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2013-10-28. 
  12. ^ "First Church of Christ, Scientist". Architecture and History Inventory. Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2013-10-31. 
  13. ^ "Holt and Balcom Logging Camp #1". Architecture and History Inventory. Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2013-10-31. 
  14. ^ "Holt and Balcom Logging Camp". Oconto County Historical Society. Retrieved 2013-10-31. 
  15. ^ "Holt-Balcom Lumber Co. Office". Architecture and History Inventory. Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2013-10-31. 
  16. ^ "Huff Jones (Colonel David) House". Architecture and History Inventory. Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2013-10-31. 
  17. ^ "Mathey Building". Architecture and History Inventory. Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2013-10-31. 
  18. ^ "Mountain Fire Lookout Tower". National Register or State Register. Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2013-10-13. 
  19. ^ Miller, Elizabeth; Kim Potaracke. "Mountain Fire Lookout Tower". National Register of Historic Places - Registration Form. U.S. Department of the Interior - National Park Service. Retrieved 2013-11-03. 
  20. ^ "Mountain School (Union Free High School)". Architecture and History Inventory. Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2013-11-03. 
  21. ^ "Oconto County Courthouse". Architecture and History Inventory. Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2013-11-03. 
  22. ^ "Oconto Main Post Office". Architecture and History Inventory. Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2013-11-09. 
  23. ^ "Copper Culture Stage Park". National Register or State Register. Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2013-11-09. 
  24. ^ "Methodist Church (1866-1867)". Architecture and History Inventory. Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2013-11-09. 
  25. ^ "St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Guild Hall, and Vicarage". Architecture and History Inventory. Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2013-11-09. 
  26. ^ "Edward Fitzgerald House (1871-UN)". Architecture and History Inventory. Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2013-11-09. 
  27. ^ "St. Joseph's Catholic Church". Architecture and History Inventory. Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2013-11-09. 
  28. ^ "St. Peter's Catholic Church". Architecture and History Inventory. Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2013-11-09. 
  29. ^ "Governor Edward Scofield House". Architecture and History Inventory. Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2013-11-09. 
  30. ^ "Smyth Road Bridge". Architecture and History Inventory. Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2013-11-11. 
  31. ^ "Weber Lake Picnic Ground Shelter". Architecture and History Inventory. Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2013-11-11. 
  32. ^ "List of houses in West Main Street Historic District". Architecture and History Inventory. Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2013-11-11. 
  33. ^ "John Smith House". Architecture and History Inventory. Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2013-11-11. 
  34. ^ "Charles Hall House". Architecture and History Inventory. Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2013-11-11. 
  35. ^ "Victor O'Kelliher House". Architecture and History Inventory. Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2013-11-11. 
  36. ^ "Leon Bond House". Architecture and History Inventory. Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2013-11-11. 
  37. ^ "White Potato Lake Garden Beds Site". National Register or State Register. Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2013-11-11.