National Register of Historic Places listings in Steele County, Minnesota

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Location of Steele County in Minnesota

This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Steele County, Minnesota. It is intended to be a complete list of the properties and districts on the National Register of Historic Places in Steele 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.

There are 12 properties and districts listed on the National Register in the county, including one National Historic Landmark. A supplementary list includes five additional sites that were formerly on the National Register.

This National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted April 4, 2014.[1]

Current listings[edit]

[2] Name on the Register Image Date listed[3] Location City or town Summary
1 Ezra Abbott House
Ezra Abbott House
June 10, 1975
(#75001029)
345 E. Broadway
44°05′04″N 93°13′08″W / 44.084518°N 93.218957°W / 44.084518; -93.218957 (Ezra Abbott House)
Owatonna c. 1860 house of an influential early settler of Owatonna.[4]
2 Dr. John H. Adair House
Dr. John H. Adair House
July 3, 1986
(#86001406)
322 E. Vine St.
44°05′10″N 93°13′12″W / 44.08604°N 93.220047°W / 44.08604; -93.220047 (Dr. John H. Adair House)
Owatonna 1913 Prairie School house, called southeast Minnesota's finest residential design by Purcell, Feick & Elmslie in its NRHP nomination.[5]
3 Administration Building-Minnesota State Public School For Dependent and Neglected Children
Administration Building-Minnesota State Public School For Dependent and Neglected Children
May 12, 1975
(#75001030)
West Hills Circle
44°05′22″N 93°14′17″W / 44.08939°N 93.23815°W / 44.08939; -93.23815 (Administration Building-Minnesota State Public School For Dependent and Neglected Children)
Owatonna 1887 Romanesque Revival main building of a state school complex active 1886–1970.[6] Also a contributing property to the Minnesota State Public School for Dependent and Neglected Children historic district.[7] Now contains the Minnesota State Public School Orphanage Museum and city offices.
4 Blooming Prairie Commercial Historic District
Blooming Prairie Commercial Historic District
August 5, 1994
(#94000832)
Main St., E. between Highway Ave. and 2nd Ave., NE.
43°52′00″N 93°03′05″W / 43.866696°N 93.051257°W / 43.866696; -93.051257 (Blooming Prairie Commercial Historic District)
Blooming Prairie Unusually intact business district of an agricultural trade center on the Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul Railroad, with 21 contributing properties built 1893–1946.[8][9]
5 Bridge No. L-5573
Bridge No. L-5573
January 25, 1997
(#96001613)
Township Road 95 over the Straight River, east of U.S. Route 65
44°08′34″N 93°14′39″W / 44.142763°N 93.244172°W / 44.142763; -93.244172 (Bridge No. L-5573)
Clinton Falls Township Also known as the Clinton Falls Bridge, an early use of steel for a truss bridge in Minnesota, constructed in 1894.[10]
6 Minnesota State Public School for Dependent and Neglected Children
Minnesota State Public School for Dependent and Neglected Children
December 28, 2010
(#10001089)
Roughly bounded by W. Hills Dr., State Ave., and Florence Ave.
44°05′25″N 93°14′15″W / 44.090278°N 93.2375°W / 44.090278; -93.2375 (Minnesota State Public School for Dependent and Neglected Children)
Owatonna Campus of a pioneering public institution for juvenile wards of the state, active 1886–1947, with 19 contributing properties. Also associated with nationally significant child welfare advocate Galen A. Merrill.[11] Now the West Hills Complex.
7 National Farmers' Bank
National Farmers' Bank
August 26, 1971
(#71000441)
101 N. Cedar St.
44°05′06″N 93°13′33″W / 44.085017°N 93.22579°W / 44.085017; -93.22579 (National Farmers' Bank)
Owatonna Architecturally significant bank building designed by Louis Sullivan and George Grant Elmslie, the first of Sullivan's late-career "jewel box" banks.[12]
8 Owatonna City and Firemen's Hall
Owatonna City and Firemen's Hall
January 31, 1997
(#97000019)
107 W. Main St.
44°05′01″N 93°13′35″W / 44.083481°N 93.226502°W / 44.083481; -93.226502 (Owatonna City and Firemen's Hall)
Owatonna Multipurpose municipal hall built 1906–7, significant as Owatonna's government center and as an example of Minnesota's common late-19th/early-20th-century municipal buildings.[13]
9 Owatonna Free Public Library
Owatonna Free Public Library
June 7, 1976
(#76001075)
105 N. Elm St.
44°05′06″N 93°13′23″W / 44.085112°N 93.223117°W / 44.085112; -93.223117 (Owatonna Free Public Library)
Owatonna 1899 public library noted for its Neoclassical architecture and contribution to Owatonna's intellectual and cultural development.[14]
10 Pillsbury Academy Campus Historic District
Pillsbury Academy Campus Historic District
January 22, 1987
(#86003680)
Roughly Academy, Grove, and Main Sts.
44°04′58″N 93°13′10″W / 44.082711°N 93.219343°W / 44.082711; -93.219343 (Pillsbury Academy Campus Historic District)
Owatonna Most recently part of Pillsbury Baptist Bible College, which closed in 2008.
11 Daniel S. Piper House
Daniel S. Piper House
February 24, 1975
(#75001028)
County Highway 45
44°10′01″N 93°14′47″W / 44.167044°N 93.246256°W / 44.167044; -93.246256 (Daniel S. Piper House)
Medford vicinity Minnesota's only example of a New England-style interconnected farm complex, built in 1877, and a symbol of Yankee settler heritage in the state.[15]
12 Steele County Courthouse
Steele County Courthouse
November 14, 1978
(#78001565)
111 E. Main St.
44°05′00″N 93°13′32″W / 44.083235°N 93.225461°W / 44.083235; -93.225461 (Steele County Courthouse)
Owatonna 1891 Richardsonian Romanesque courthouse.[16]

Former listings[edit]

[2] Name on the Register Image Date listed Date removed Location City or town Summary
1 Clinton Falls Mills and Dam
July 3, 1986
(#86001462)
December 8, 2004
off Co. Hwy. 9
Clinton Falls Township Dam and water-powered grist mill built 1856–59.[17] Demolished in 2003.[18]
2 Kaplan Apartments
July 3, 1986
(#86001464)
September 20, 2007
115 W. Rose St.
Owatonna 1912 apartment house of Owatonna Tool Company founder Godfrey J. Kaplan.[19] Demolished in 2005.[18]
3 Owatonna High School
July 31, 1986
(#86002124)
August 2, 2000
333 E. School St.
44°04′46″N 93°13′12″W / 44.079516°N 93.220008°W / 44.079516; -93.220008 (Owatonna High School)
Owatonna 1920 Classical Revival school.[20] Delisted after being altered in 1998.[21]
4 Owatonna Water Works Power Station
August 13, 1986
(#86001483)
June 7, 1993
W School St. and Mosher Ave.
Owatonna 1890 water supply facility.[22] Demolished in 1992.[21]
5 Steele County Courthouse
November 14, 1976
(#76001076)
November 30, 1987
139 E. Main St.
Owatonna 1874 Italianate courthouse.[23] Demolished in 1987.[21]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register of Historic Places: Weekly List Actions". National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved on April 4, 2014.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ VanBrocklin, Lynne (1975-03-07). National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Abbot, Ezra, House. National Park Service. Retrieved 2013-06-07. 
  5. ^ Roberts, Norene A. (1985-08-10). National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Dr. John H. Adair House. National Park Service. Retrieved 2013-06-07. 
  6. ^ VanBrocklin, Lynne; Brooks Cavin (1974-12-10). National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Administration Building -- West Hills. National Park Service. Retrieved 2013-06-07. 
  7. ^ "Minnesota State Public School for Dependent and Neglected Children". Minnesota National Register Properties Database. Minnesota Historical Society. 2009. Retrieved 2013-06-27. 
  8. ^ Granger, Susan; Patricia Murphy (September 1993). National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Blooming Prairie Commercial Historic District. National Park Service. Retrieved 2013-06-25. 
  9. ^ "Blooming Prairie Commercial Historic District". Minnesota National Register Properties Database. Minnesota Historical Society. 2009. Retrieved 2013-06-24. 
  10. ^ Anderson, David C. (1995-07-31). National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Bridge No. L-5573. National Park Service. Retrieved 2013-06-25. 
  11. ^ Hoisington, Daniel J. (2010). National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Minnesota State Public School for Dependent and Neglected Children. National Park Service. Retrieved 2013-09-09. 
  12. ^ Pitts, Carolyn (July 1975). National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Northwestern National Bank of Owatonna. National Park Service. Retrieved 2013-06-25. 
  13. ^ Granger, Susan; Kay Grossman (1996-09-30). National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Owatonna City and Firemen's Hall. National Park Service. Retrieved 2013-06-25. 
  14. ^ VanBrocklin, Lynne (1976-04-16). National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Owatonna Free Public Library. National Park Service. Retrieved 2013-06-27. 
  15. ^ Lutz, Thomas (1974-12-20). National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Piper, Daniel S., House. National Park Service. Retrieved 2013-06-27. 
  16. ^ "Steele County Courthouse". Minnesota National Register Properties Database. Minnesota Historical Society. 2009. Retrieved 2013-06-27. 
  17. ^ "Clinton Falls Mills and Dam (removed)". Minnesota National Register Properties Database. Minnesota Historical Society. 2009. Retrieved 2013-06-27. 
  18. ^ a b "Changes to the National Register of Historic Places in Minnesota, 2003-2010". Minnesota State Historic Preservation Office. 2011-02-01. Retrieved 2013-03-01. 
  19. ^ "Kaplan Apartments (removed)". Minnesota National Register Properties Database. Minnesota Historical Society. 2009. Retrieved 2013-06-27. 
  20. ^ "Owatonna High School (removed)". Minnesota National Register Properties Database. Minnesota Historical Society. 2009. Retrieved 2013-06-27. 
  21. ^ a b c Nord, Mary Ann (2003). The National Register of Historic Places in Minnesota. Minnesota Historical Society. ISBN 0-87351-448-3. 
  22. ^ "Owatonna Water Works Power Station (removed)". Minnesota National Register Properties Database. Minnesota Historical Society. 2009. Retrieved 2013-06-27. 
  23. ^ "Steele County Courthouse (1874) (removed)". Minnesota National Register Properties Database. Minnesota Historical Society. 2009. Retrieved 2013-06-27. 

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