National Register of Historic Places listings in Aitkin County, Minnesota

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Location of Aitkin County in Minnesota

This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Aitkin County, Minnesota.

This is intended to be a complete list of the properties and districts on the National Register of Historic Places in Aitkin 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.

Historic resources in Aitkin County were identified in a "Multiple Resources Area" study, leading to several properties being listed on the NRHP.[1]

There are 12 properties and districts listed on the National Register in the county.

This National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted April 21, 2017.[2]

Current listings[edit]

[3] Name on the Register[4] Image Date listed[5] Location City or town Description
1 Aitkin Carnegie Library
Aitkin Carnegie Library
April 16, 1982
(#82002924)
121 2nd St., NW.
46°31′59″N 93°42′34″W / 46.533192°N 93.709382°W / 46.533192; -93.709382 (Aitkin Carnegie Library)
Aitkin Well-preserved example of a Carnegie library—built 1911—and a prominent local example of Neoclassical architecture.[6]
2 Aitkin County Courthouse and Jail
Aitkin County Courthouse and Jail
April 16, 1982
(#82002923)
209 and 217 2nd St., NW.
46°31′59″N 93°42′37″W / 46.533056°N 93.710278°W / 46.533056; -93.710278 (Aitkin County Courthouse and Jail)
Aitkin Long-serving seat of Aitkin County government, consisting of a 1915 jail and a 1920 courthouse, the latter exemplifying the second-generation Beaux-Arts courthouses built around Minnesota in the early 20th century.[7]
3 Andy Gibson (shipwreck)
Andy Gibson (shipwreck)
August 28, 2012
(#12000558)
Mississippi River, 0.75 miles (1.21 km) downstream from County Highway 1 Bridge[8]
46°32′25″N 93°43′01″W / 46.540199°N 93.717068°W / 46.540199; -93.717068 (Andy Gibson (shipwreck))
Aitkin vicinity Rare and well-preserved remains of a Mississippi River steamboat, launched in 1884 to serve the headwaters region. Unique among U.S. shipwrecks for still resting on its 1894 drydock cradle.[8]
4 Arthyde Stone House
Arthyde Stone House
April 16, 1982
(#82002930)
County Road 27
46°21′16″N 93°05′22″W / 46.354417°N 93.089471°W / 46.354417; -93.089471 (Arthyde Stone House)
Arthyde Fieldstone bungalow built circa 1922 in a short-lived settlement, a locally prominent reminder of the failed townsite speculation common to northern Minnesota's cutover land during the Roaring Twenties.[9]
5 Bethlehem Lutheran Church
Bethlehem Lutheran Church
April 16, 1982
(#82002928)
Off County Highway 12
46°28′34″N 93°37′00″W / 46.476034°N 93.616578°W / 46.476034; -93.616578 (Bethlehem Lutheran Church)
Aitkin vicinity 1897 church representative of the Swedish American population that predominated in southwest Aitkin County.[10]
6 Patrick Casey House
Patrick Casey House
April 16, 1982
(#82002925)
4th St., SE. and 2nd Ave.
46°31′36″N 93°42′13″W / 46.526564°N 93.703546°W / 46.526564; -93.703546 (Patrick Casey House)
Aitkin 1901 Queen Anne/Classical Revival house of a prominent local businessman (1849–1910) behind the Potter/Casey Company. Also one of northern Minnesota's few architecturally distinctive residences outside of Duluth and the Iron Range cities.[11]
7 Malmo Mounds and Village Site
Malmo Mounds and Village Site
April 3, 1975
(#75000974)
Northwestern quarter of Section 32, Township 45 North, Range 25 West[12]
46°20′48″N 93°31′57″W / 46.346667°N 93.532500°W / 46.346667; -93.532500 (Malmo Mounds and Village Site)
McGrath vicinity Village site and some 72 mounds dating to the early Middle Woodland Period, the type site and best preserved assemblage of the region's distinct Malmo Phase.[13]
8 National Woodenware Company Superintendent's Residence Upload image
April 16, 1982
(#82002929)
252 Ione Ave. NE.
46°59′35″N 93°35′40″W / 46.992932°N 93.594423°W / 46.992932; -93.594423 (National Woodenware Company Superintendent's Residence)
Hill City 1910 manager's housing, chief remnant of an Armour and Company subsidiary that was Hill City's principal employer and developer 1910–1928.[14]
9 Northern Pacific Depot
Northern Pacific Depot
April 16, 1982
(#82002926)
20 Pacific St., SW.
46°31′54″N 93°42′28″W / 46.531667°N 93.707768°W / 46.531667; -93.707768 (Northern Pacific Depot)
Aitkin Railway station built 1915–16, symbolizing the importance of the railroad in Aitkin's founding and development.[15] Now houses an Aitkin County Historical Society museum.[16]
10 Pine-Hickory Lakes Roadside Parking Area
Pine-Hickory Lakes Roadside Parking Area
May 23, 2016
(#16000276)
US 169, .25 mi. N. of 249th Ln.
46°26′38″N 93°44′17″W / 46.443979°N 93.737943°W / 46.443979; -93.737943 (Pine-Hickory Lakes Roadside Parking Area)
Aitkin vicinity Roadside park built 1937–38, a large example of the state's early highway waysides developed during the New Deal. Also noted for its National Park Service rustic design.[17]
11 Potter/Casey Company Building
Potter/Casey Company Building
April 16, 1982
(#82002927)
E. Minnesota Ave. between 1st and 2nd Sts., NW.
46°31′58″N 93°42′23″W / 46.532853°N 93.706384°W / 46.532853; -93.706384 (Potter/Casey Company Building)
Aitkin 1902 commercial building constructed for Aitkin County's leading mercantile business.[18]
12 Savanna Portage
Savanna Portage
April 23, 1973
(#73000963)
Off County Highway 5 in Savanna Portage State Park
46°49′42″N 93°10′32″W / 46.828313°N 93.175548°W / 46.828313; -93.175548 (Savanna Portage)
McGregor vicinity Difficult but vital 6-mile (9.7 km) portage linking the Great Lakes and Mississippi basins, blazed by Native Americans and used into the fur trade and early settlement eras.[19]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Haidet, Mark E. (June 1981). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form: Aitkin County Multiple Resource Area / Historic Resources of Aitkin County (Partial Inventory)" (PDF). Retrieved 2009-01-19. 
  2. ^ "National Register of Historic Places: Weekly List Actions". National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved on April 21, 2017.
  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 Park Service (2008-04-24). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  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. ^ Haidet, Mark (February 1981). "Minnesota Historic Properties Inventory Form: Aitkin Public Library" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2015-09-06. 
  7. ^ Haidet, Mark (February 1981). "Minnesota Historic Properties Inventory Form: Aitkin County Courthouse and Jail" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2015-09-06. 
  8. ^ a b Merriman, Ann; Christopher Olson (2012-01-23). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Andy Gibson" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2013-11-10. 
  9. ^ Haidet, Mark (February 1981). "Minnesota Historic Properties Inventory Form: Arthyde Stone House" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2015-09-06. 
  10. ^ Haidet, Mark (February 1981). "Minnesota Historic Properties Inventory Form: Swedish Evangelical Lutheran Bethlehem Church" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2015-09-05. 
  11. ^ Haidet, Mark (February 1981). "Minnesota Historic Properties Inventory Form: Casey, Patrick, House" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2015-09-05. 
  12. ^ Aufderheide, Arthur C., et al. "Health, Demography, and Archaeology of Mille Lacs Native American Mortuary Populations". Plains Anthropologist 39.149 (1994): 251-375: 273.
  13. ^ George, Douglas (1974-12-10). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory – Nomination Form: Malmo Mounds and Village Site (21AK1)". National Park Service. 
  14. ^ Haidet, Mark (February 1981). "Minnesota Historic Properties Inventory Form: National Woodenware Company Superintendent's Residence" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2015-09-05. 
  15. ^ Haidet, Mark (February 1981). "Minnesota Historic Properties Inventory Form: Northern Pacific Depot" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2015-09-01. 
  16. ^ "Our Museums". Aitkin County Historical Society. Retrieved 2012-10-02. 
  17. ^ Granger, Susan; Scott Kelly (December 2015). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Pine-Hickory Lakes Roadside Parking Area" (PDF). Minnesota Historical Society. Retrieved 2016-06-13. 
  18. ^ Haidet, Mark (February 1981). "Minnesota Historic Properties Inventory Form: Potter-Casey Company Building" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2015-08-27. 
  19. ^ Mitchell, Diana (1973-03-16). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory – Nomination Form: Savanna Portage" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2015-08-27. 

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