National Register of Historic Places listings in Cook County, Minnesota

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Location of Cook County in Minnesota

This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Cook County, Minnesota. It is intended to be a complete list of the properties and districts on the National Register of Historic Places in Cook 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 14 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.[1]

Current listings[edit]

[2] Name on the Register Image Date listed[3] Location City or town Description
1 Amboy and George Spencer Shipwreck Sites Upload image
April 14, 1994
(#94000341)
Lake Superior shore about a mile southwest of Sugar Loaf Cove[4]
47°28′41″N 90°59′59″W / 47.478089°N 90.999858°W / 47.478089; -90.999858 (Amboy and George Spencer Shipwreck Sites)
Schroeder vicinity Remains of an 1884 wooden bulk freighter and its 1874 schooner-barge consort, associated with the nationally significant Great Lakes iron ore trade and the infamous 1905 Mataafa Storm that sank them.[4]
2 Bally Blacksmith Shop
Bally Blacksmith Shop
August 13, 1986
(#86001548)
Broadway and First Streets
47°45′03″N 90°19′58″W / 47.750712°N 90.332894°W / 47.750712; -90.332894 (Bally Blacksmith Shop)
Grand Marais Rare intact and operational example of an early-20th-century blacksmith shop—built in 1911—and a representative of the utilitarian, false-front commercial buildings that once characterized Minnesota's small-town streetscapes.[5] Now maintained by the Cook County Historical Society.[6]
3 Cascade River Wayside
Cascade River Wayside
August 4, 2003
(#03000733)
3481 Minnesota Highway 61
47°42′25″N 90°31′24″W / 47.706913°N 90.523296°W / 47.706913; -90.523296 (Cascade River Wayside)
Cascade River State Park Roadside park with eight contributing properties built 1936–38, representative of Minnesota's early state highway recreational development in collaboration with the National Park Service and the Civilian Conservation Corps. Also noted for its National Park Service rustic landscape architecture.[7]
4 Chik Wauk Lodge
Chik Wauk Lodge
June 27, 2007
(#07000599)
28 Moose Pond Road
48°10′08″N 90°52′51″W / 48.168778°N 90.880913°W / 48.168778; -90.880913 (Chik Wauk Lodge)
Grand Marais vicinity Well-preserved 1933 lodge representative of the rustic, family-owned fishing resorts that flourished in the Boundary Waters region from the 1920s to the early 60s.[8] Now a museum and nature center.[9]
5 Church of St. Francis Xavier-Catholic
Church of St. Francis Xavier-Catholic
July 31, 1986
(#86002119)
Minnesota Highway 61
47°45′29″N 90°18′43″W / 47.758056°N 90.311944°W / 47.758056; -90.311944 (Church of St. Francis Xavier-Catholic)
Grand Marais vicinity 1895 church, one of Minnesota's few remaining 19th-century Indian missions and the only surviving structure of the Ojibwe settlement named Chippewa City.[10] Now maintained by the Cook County Historical Society.[11]
6 Clearwater Lodge
Clearwater Lodge
December 2, 1985
(#85003032)
Off County Road 66
48°04′10″N 90°22′57″W / 48.069444°N 90.3825°W / 48.069444; -90.3825 (Clearwater Lodge)
Grand Marais vicinity Resort lodge built 1925–26, the oldest surviving guest accommodations in the Gunflint Trail area and a key representative of Cook County's tourism industry.[12]
7 Cook County Courthouse
Cook County Courthouse
May 9, 1983
(#83000902)
411 Second Street
47°45′09″N 90°20′21″W / 47.752439°N 90.339273°W / 47.752439; -90.339273 (Cook County Courthouse)
Grand Marais Courthouse built 1911–12, significant as the longstanding seat of Cook County's government and for its locally distinctive Neoclassical architecture.[13]
8 Fowl Lake Site
Fowl Lake Site
December 30, 1974
(#74001013)
Address restricted[14]
Hovland vicinity Island site with rare Old Copper Complex resources, dating to around 3000 BCE; the region's most important archaeological site for this little-known Archaic period culture.[15]
9 Grand Portage National Monument
Grand Portage National Monument
October 15, 1966
(#66000111)
Off Minnesota Highway 61 within Grand Portage Indian Reservation
47°57′45″N 89°41′05″W / 47.962435°N 89.684771°W / 47.962435; -89.684771 (Grand Portage National Monument)
Grand Portage vicinity Partially reconstructed wilderness headquarters of the North West Company in use 1778–1802, plus the sites of a key portage and its terminal outpost; crucial sites associated with the North American fur trade and the exploration and colonization of the northwest.[16]
10 Height of Land
Height of Land
October 18, 1974
(#74001012)
Between North and South Lake in Superior National Forest
48°06′01″N 90°33′58″W / 48.100267°N 90.566037°W / 48.100267; -90.566037 (Height of Land)
Grand Marais vicinity 80-rod (1,300 ft; 400 m) portage on the Laurentian Divide, a key transition between upstream and downstream paddling for voyageurs of the fur trade era, who celebrated its crossing with a ritual rite of passage.[17]
11 Lightkeeper's House
Lightkeeper's House
November 28, 1978
(#78001528)
12 South Broadway
47°44′56″N 90°19′58″W / 47.74902°N 90.33272°W / 47.74902; -90.33272 (Lightkeeper's House)
Grand Marais 1896 lighthouse keeper's residence, representative of late-19th-century settlement on the North Shore and its dependence on Lake Superior.[18] Now a historic house museum.[19]
12 Naniboujou Club Lodge
Naniboujou Club Lodge
October 21, 1982
(#82000558)
Minnesota Highway 61
47°49′01″N 90°02′57″W / 47.816851°N 90.049278°W / 47.816851; -90.049278 (Naniboujou Club Lodge)
Grand Marais vicinity Lodge built 1928–9 with unique Cree-inspired interior design, stemming from one of the most elaborate recreational developments planned in northern Minnesota.[20]
13 Schroeder Lumber Company Bunkhouse
Schroeder Lumber Company Bunkhouse
July 31, 1986
(#86002120)
Minnesota Highway 61
47°32′34″N 90°53′42″W / 47.542686°N 90.894871°W / 47.542686; -90.894871 (Schroeder Lumber Company Bunkhouse)
Schroeder vicinity Lumberjacks' bunkhouse built circa 1900, the last remaining structure of one of the North Shore's largest logging operations, active 1895–1905.[21]
14 Jim Scott Fishhouse
Jim Scott Fishhouse
October 23, 1986
(#86002904)
Minnesota Highway 61 at Fifth Avenue
47°44′56″N 90°20′24″W / 47.748823°N 90.339965°W / 47.748823; -90.339965 (Jim Scott Fishhouse)
Grand Marais 1907 processing and storage building representative of the important commercial fishing industry of the upper North Shore.[22]

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 21, 2017.
  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. ^ 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. ^ a b "George Spencer". Lake Superior Shipwrecks. Minnesota Historical Society. Retrieved 2016-05-15. 
  5. ^ Hess, Jeffrey A. (1985-07-29). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory—Nomination Form: Bally Blacksmith Shop" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2016-05-14. 
  6. ^ "Bally Blacksmith Shop". Cook County Historical Society. Retrieved 2016-05-14. 
  7. ^ Granger, Susan; Scott Kelly; Kay Grossman (2003-01-29). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Cascade River Wayside" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2016-05-14. 
  8. ^ Clayton, Wm. J. (2007-04-27). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Chik Wauk Lodge" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2016-05-14. 
  9. ^ "Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center". Gunflint Trail Historical Society. Retrieved 2012-11-21. 
  10. ^ Hess, Jeffrey A. (1985-07-29). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory—Nomination Form: St. Francis Xavier Church" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2016-05-14. 
  11. ^ "Chippewa City Church". Cook County Historical Society. Retrieved 2016-05-14. 
  12. ^ Hess, Jeffrey A. (1985-07-29). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory—Nomination Form: Clearwater Lodge" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2016-05-14. 
  13. ^ Gimmestad, Dennis A. (1983-02-16). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory—Nomination Form: Cook County Courthouse" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2016-05-14. 
  14. ^ 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 .
  15. ^ George, Douglas (1974). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory – Nomination Form: Fowl Lake Site (21 CK 1)". National Park Service. 
  16. ^ Busch, Thomas P. (1976-04-22). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory -- Nomination Form: Grand Portage National Monument" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2016-05-14. 
  17. ^ Miller, David (1973-04-09). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory – Nomination Form: Height of Land" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2016-04-24. 
  18. ^ Nelson, Charles W. (1978-05-11). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory--Nomination Form: Lightkeeper's House" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2016-04-24. 
  19. ^ "Lightkeeper's House Museum". Cook County Historical Society. Retrieved 2016-05-14. 
  20. ^ Nelson, Charles W.; Mark E. Haidet (1982-05-05). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Naniboujou Club Lodge" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2013-05-27. 
  21. ^ Hess, Jeffrey A. (1985-07-29). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory—Nomination Form: Schroeder Lumber Company Bunkhouse" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2016-04-24. 
  22. ^ Hess, Jeffrey A. (1985-07-29). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory—Nomination Form: Scott, Jim, Fishhouse" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2016-04-24. 

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