National Register of Historic Places listings in Crow Wing County, Minnesota

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Location of Crow Wing County in Minnesota

This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Crow Wing County, Minnesota. It is intended to be a complete list of the properties and districts on the National Register of Historic Places in Crow Wing 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 36 properties and districts listed on the National Register in the county.

This National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted November 9, 2018.[1]

Current listings[edit]

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[2] Name on the Register Image Date listed[3] Location City or town Description
1 Brainerd Public Library
Brainerd Public Library
May 23, 1980
(#80002022)
206 N. 7th St.
46°21′30″N 94°11′56″W / 46.358411°N 94.198837°W / 46.358411; -94.198837 (Brainerd Public Library)
Brainerd 1904 Carnegie library, a well-preserved example of the 65 originally built in Minnesota. Also noted for its prominent Neoclassical architecture.[4]
2 Brainerd Water Tower
Brainerd Water Tower
July 17, 1974
(#74001014)
Washington at 6th St.
46°21′28″N 94°12′01″W / 46.357849°N 94.200224°W / 46.357849; -94.200224 (Brainerd Water Tower)
Brainerd Nation's first municipal water tower built entirely out of concrete, constructed 1918–21; an innovation in water storage and a distinctive regional landmark.[5]
3 Bridge No. 5265-Garrison
Bridge No. 5265-Garrison
June 29, 1998
(#98000681)
U.S. Route 169 near Mille Lacs Lake
46°17′15″N 93°49′25″W / 46.287467°N 93.82364°W / 46.287467; -93.82364 (Bridge No. 5265-Garrison)
Garrison 1938 bridge consisting of a modular iron-plate arch and fine stone masonry, one of the finest examples of a style used in many of Minnesota's New Deal bridge projects.[6]
4 H. H. Broach House
H. H. Broach House
May 23, 1980
(#80002037)
30707 Pequot Boulevard
46°35′53″N 94°19′33″W / 46.598163°N 94.325818°W / 46.598163; -94.325818 (H. H. Broach House)
Pequot Lakes Mid-1920s summer estate also known as Shawano House, significant for its impressive rustic architecture of log and stone.[7]
5 A.L. Cole Memorial Building
A.L. Cole Memorial Building
May 26, 2004
(#04000530)
4285 Tower Square
46°36′13″N 94°18′51″W / 46.603611°N 94.314167°W / 46.603611; -94.314167 (A.L. Cole Memorial Building)
Pequot Lakes 1937 municipal hall illustrating the long-lived benefits of New Deal funding, from providing jobs during its construction to serving as a key venue for numerous local events, and generating revenue 1941–1967 as a civic movie theater.[8] Now houses a senior center and museum.[9]
6 Crow Wing County Courthouse and Jail
Crow Wing County Courthouse and Jail
May 23, 1980
(#80002023)
326 Laurel St.
46°21′20″N 94°12′13″W / 46.355436°N 94.203692°W / 46.355436; -94.203692 (Crow Wing County Courthouse and Jail)
Brainerd Long-serving government center, consisting of a 1916 jail/sheriff's residence (now a museum) and a courthouse (built 1919–20) further noted as Crow Wing County's most prominent public building and an exemplary fruit of the City Beautiful movement.[10]
7 Crow Wing State Park
Crow Wing State Park
July 28, 1970
(#70000288)
Off Minnesota Highway 371
46°16′36″N 94°20′17″W / 46.276792°N 94.337958°W / 46.276792; -94.337958 (Crow Wing State Park)
Baxter vicinity Long-used site at a key travel junction associated with the Dakota/Ojibwe territorial conflict and the early town of Old Crow Wing, whose abandonment in the 1880s uniquely preserves the succession of the Native American, fur trade, and logging eras. Extends into Cass and Morrison Counties.[11]
8 Deerwood Auditorium
Deerwood Auditorium
November 29, 1995
(#95001376)
27 E. Forest Rd.
46°28′30″N 93°53′59″W / 46.475075°N 93.899857°W / 46.475075; -93.899857 (Deerwood Auditorium)
Deerwood Exemplary multipurpose municipal building funded by the New Deal, built 1935–7 using local split stone. Also noted as Minnesota's largest project by the State Emergency Relief Administration and a longstanding venue for community events.[12]
9 Elevated Metal Water Tank, Crosby
Elevated Metal Water Tank, Crosby
October 22, 1980
(#80002027)
Western side of 1st Ave. E., between 1st and 2nd Sts., N.
46°29′02″N 93°57′03″W / 46.483952°N 93.950899°W / 46.483952; -93.950899 (Elevated Metal Water Tank, Crosby)
Crosby Water tower built between 1912 and 1918, one of the few remnants of the extensive civic infrastructure funded by unexpectedly high tax revenue generated by mining properties during the development of the Cuyuna Range.[13] Likely demolished (see talk page).
10 Elevated Metal Water Tank, Cuyuna
Elevated Metal Water Tank, Cuyuna
October 22, 1980
(#80002028)
Northern side of North St. west of Chicago Ave.
46°31′09″N 93°55′21″W / 46.519135°N 93.922591°W / 46.519135; -93.922591 (Elevated Metal Water Tank, Cuyuna)
Cuyuna 1912 water tower, one of the few remnants of the extensive civic infrastructure funded by unexpectedly high tax revenue generated by mining properties during the development of the Cuyuna Range.[13]
11 Elevated Metal Water Tank, Deerwood
Elevated Metal Water Tank, Deerwood
October 22, 1980
(#80002029)
211 Maple St.
46°28′32″N 93°53′58″W / 46.475646°N 93.899404°W / 46.475646; -93.899404 (Elevated Metal Water Tank, Deerwood)
Deerwood 1914 water tower, one of the few remnants of the extensive civic infrastructure funded by unexpectedly high tax revenue generated by mining properties during the development of the Cuyuna Range.[13]
12 Elevated Metal Water Tank, Ironton
Elevated Metal Water Tank, Ironton
October 22, 1980
(#80002030)
Southern side of 7th St. west of Viola Ave.
46°28′28″N 93°58′34″W / 46.474414°N 93.975997°W / 46.474414; -93.975997 (Elevated Metal Water Tank, Ironton)
Ironton 1913 water tower, one of the few remnants of the extensive civic infrastructure funded by unexpectedly high tax revenue generated by mining properties during the development of the Cuyuna Range.[13] Likely demolished (see talk page).
13 Elevated Metal Water Tank, Trommald
Elevated Metal Water Tank, Trommald
October 22, 1980
(#80002038)
In Trommald
46°30′26″N 94°01′14″W / 46.507143°N 94.020631°W / 46.507143; -94.020631 (Elevated Metal Water Tank, Trommald)
Trommald 1918 water tower, one of the few remnants of the extensive civic infrastructure funded by unexpectedly high tax revenue generated by mining properties during the development of the Cuyuna Range.[13]
14 Wilford H. Fawcett House
Wilford H. Fawcett House
May 23, 1980
(#80002036)
9252 Breezy Point Dr.
46°35′24″N 94°12′29″W / 46.589899°N 94.207962°W / 46.589899; -94.207962 (Wilford H. Fawcett House)
Breezy Point Lodge-like summer home with guest rooms, built in the mid-1920s. Noted for its well crafted rustic architecture and association with Wilford Fawcett (1885–1940), founder of Fawcett Publications.[14] Now a rental property within a lake resort.[15]
15 Fort Flatmouth Mounds
Fort Flatmouth Mounds
August 14, 1973
(#73000975)
Address restricted[16]
Crosslake vicinity Elliptical group of mounds once misidentified as a fortification, significant for its information potential as a unique site in a region whose numerous mounds and villages indicate a long span of indigenous occupation.[17]
16 Franklin Junior High School
Franklin Junior High School
June 4, 2009
(#09000406)
1001 Kingwood St.
46°21′34″N 94°11′38″W / 46.359516°N 94.193945°W / 46.359516; -94.193945 (Franklin Junior High School)
Brainerd Junior high school building whose 1932 original wing and 1954 addition reflect the evolving, research-based national standards for middle school design. Now the Franklin Arts Center.[18]
17 Garrison Concourse
Garrison Concourse
December 3, 2013
(#13000882)
Jct. of U.S. 169 & MN 18
46°17′39″N 93°49′26″W / 46.294095°N 93.823924°W / 46.294095; -93.823924 (Garrison Concourse)
Garrison Large highway wayside built 1936–39 by the Civilian Conservation Corps, centerpiece of an early and extensive roadside development project. Also noted for its blend of formalism and National Park Service rustic design.[19]
18 Gordon-Schaust Site
Gordon-Schaust Site
December 23, 1974
(#74001015)
Address restricted[16]
Crosslake vicinity Two separate but nearly parallel groups of linear mounds, undated but well preserved.[20]
19 Grand View Lodge
Grand View Lodge
May 23, 1980
(#80002034)
23521 Nokomis Ave.
46°29′35″N 94°18′55″W / 46.492923°N 94.315213°W / 46.492923; -94.315213 (Grand View Lodge)
Nisswa Lake resort with two notable buildings: a main lodge constructed in the mid-1920s with some of north central Minnesota's most elaborate rustic log architecture, and a 1918 lodge that was one of the region's earliest.[21]
20 Werner Hemstead House
Werner Hemstead House
May 23, 1980
(#80002024)
303 N. 4th St.
46°21′34″N 94°12′15″W / 46.359391°N 94.204121°W / 46.359391; -94.204121 (Werner Hemstead House)
Brainerd House built circa 1900, significant for its locally unique Neoclassical architecture and its association with prominent Brainerd politician and commerce leader Werner Hempstead (1860–1952).[22]
21 Ironton City Hall
Ironton City Hall
June 14, 2002
(#02000637)
309 3rd St.
46°28′44″N 93°58′38″W / 46.478843°N 93.977206°W / 46.478843; -93.977206 (Ironton City Hall)
Ironton Multipurpose municipal hall built in 1917, center of Ironton's governmental and civic life by housing the city's offices, fire department, library, jail, and an auditorium that hosted numerous community organizations and events.[23]
22 Ironton Sintering Plant Complex
Ironton Sintering Plant Complex
September 11, 1980
(#80002031)
County Highway 30
46°29′22″N 93°58′26″W / 46.489444°N 93.973889°W / 46.489444; -93.973889 (Ironton Sintering Plant Complex)
Crosby 1924 sintering facility with eight contributing properties—the second major beneficiation plant ever built in the United States, illustrating a key innovation in the iron and steel industry to exploit low-grade iron ore.[24]
23 Kenney Lake Overlook
Kenney Lake Overlook
November 16, 2015
(#15000789)
MN 18, 900 ft. SW. of N. Kenney Lake Ln.
46°19′38″N 93°50′34″W / 46.3273°N 93.8429°W / 46.3273; -93.8429 (Kenney Lake Overlook)
Garrison vicinity 1939 wayside significant as a key component of a major highway improvement project, for representing the work of the CCC Veterans Division and the earliest scenic improvements of the Minnesota Highway Department, and for its fine National Park Service rustic design.[25]
24 Milford Mine Historic District
Milford Mine Historic District
August 10, 2011
(#11000525)
1 mile southwest of junction of MN 6 and County Road 30
46°32′05″N 93°58′15″W / 46.534722°N 93.970833°W / 46.534722; -93.970833 (Milford Mine Historic District)
Wolford vicinity Remains of the Milford Mine, active 1912–1932 and site of Minnesota's worst mining disaster, in which 41 miners were killed February 2, 1924.[26] Now a memorial county park.[27]
25 Minnesota and International Railroad Freight House and Shelter Shed
Minnesota and International Railroad Freight House and Shelter Shed
May 27, 1980
(#80002033)
County Highway 30
46°30′06″N 94°15′31″W / 46.501668°N 94.258677°W / 46.501668; -94.258677 (Minnesota and International Railroad Freight House and Shelter Shed)
Nisswa vicinity Open-air railway shelter built circa 1918, the only surviving example in North Central Minnesota and a reminder of the railroad-dependent early years of the summer resort industry. Better known as the Lake Hubert Depot.[28]
26 Minnewawa Lodge
Minnewawa Lodge
August 11, 1980
(#80002035)
24621 S. Clark Lake Rd.
46°30′34″N 94°16′02″W / 46.509491°N 94.267126°W / 46.509491; -94.267126 (Minnewawa Lodge)
Nisswa Rare surviving example of the region's earliest resorts, with three wood-frame buildings constructed from the 1890s to the 1920s before rustic architecture became the style of choice.[29]
27 Northern Pacific Railroad Shops Historic District
Northern Pacific Railroad Shops Historic District
January 3, 1989
(#88003024)
Roughly bounded by the Burlington Northern railroad tracks, Laurel, and 13th Sts.
46°21′23″N 94°11′08″W / 46.356388°N 94.185496°W / 46.356388; -94.185496 (Northern Pacific Railroad Shops Historic District)
Brainerd One of Minnesota's few surviving examples of a large railroad maintenance complex, with 12 contributing properties built 1882–1938, and the best reminder of Brainerd's leading employer, the Northern Pacific Railway, from the 1870s to the 1960s.[30]
28 Parker Building
Parker Building
May 23, 1980
(#80002025)
623 Laurel St.
46°21′21″N 94°11′59″W / 46.355933°N 94.199591°W / 46.355933; -94.199591 (Parker Building)
Brainerd Highly intact example of an early-20th-century commercial block, built in 1909, and host to numerous local businesses including one of Brainerd's first two banks.[31]
29 Pequot Fire Lookout Tower July 10, 2017
(#100001297)
Cty. Rd. 11 about 0.5 mi. E. of Cty. Rd. 112
46°36′14″N 94°17′50″W / 46.603862°N 94.297104°W / 46.603862; -94.297104 (Pequot Fire Lookout Tower)
Pequot Lakes Well-preserved fire lookout tower built in 1935, reflecting the New Deal's attention on forestry and meaningful work projects, and providing protection and public education on forest management in a key tourist region.[32]
30 Red River Trail: Crow Wing Section
Red River Trail: Crow Wing Section
February 6, 1991
(#90002201)
Off County Highway 27 in Crow Wing State Park
46°16′30″N 94°20′11″W / 46.27499°N 94.336494°W / 46.27499; -94.336494 (Red River Trail: Crow Wing Section)
Baxter vicinity Well-preserved fragment of the Woods Trail route of the Red River Trails, in use 1844–1871, that runs 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from a Mississippi River crossing through the townsite of Old Crow Wing. Now a hiking trail.[33]
31 St. Alban's Bay Culvert at Mille Lacs Lake
St. Alban's Bay Culvert at Mille Lacs Lake
November 16, 2015
(#15000788)
U.S. Route 169, 800 ft. N. of Cty. Rd. 26
46°16′29″N 93°49′19″W / 46.274611°N 93.82194°W / 46.274611; -93.82194 (St. Alban's Bay Culvert at Mille Lacs Lake)
Garrison vicinity Rare example of a bridge built by the state highway department's recreational development division, constructed 1938–39 as part of an extensive New Deal project along the shore of Mille Lacs Lake. Also noted for its National Park Service rustic design.[34]
32 Sebre Lake Site (21-CW-55)
Sebre Lake Site (21-CW-55)
November 16, 1984
(#84000445)
Address restricted[16]
Fort Ripley vicinity One of the richest archaeological sites in the Nokasippi River Valley, yielding habitation and burial features accumulated over 4,000 years of episodic use from the Archaic to the Late Woodland period.[35]
33 Soo Line Depot
Soo Line Depot
November 25, 1980
(#80002026)
1st St., N. and 1st Ave., E.
46°29′01″N 93°57′01″W / 46.483625°N 93.950186°W / 46.483625; -93.950186 (Soo Line Depot)
Crosby 1910 railway station that was an essential conduit for the arrival of goods and people and the export of iron ore during central Crow Wing County's major economic boom.[36] Now a museum.[37]
34 Spina Hotel
Spina Hotel
May 23, 1980
(#80002032)
Curtis Ave. and 4th St.
46°28′40″N 93°58′36″W / 46.477785°N 93.976587°W / 46.477785; -93.976587 (Spina Hotel)
Ironton 1913 hotel with multiple commercial spaces and grandly designed architecture, illustrating the scale of civic development anticipated but never fully achieved during the boom years of the Cuyuna Range.[38]
35 St. Columba Mission Site
St. Columba Mission Site
December 18, 1973
(#73000974)
Address restricted[16]
Nisswa vicinity Site of an Episcopal mission to the Ojibwe in use 1852–1862, offering a well-dated archaeological assemblage to illuminate the lives of Minnesota's early missionaries and their converts.[39]
36 Upper Hay Lake Archeological District
Upper Hay Lake Archeological District
January 21, 1974
(#74001016)
Address restricted[16]
Jenkins vicinity About 75 linear mounds—including one of the state's longest at 725 feet (221 m)—plus the sites of a village and a portage, indicating an area of substantial activity during the Blackduck phase of the Late Woodland period.[40]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register of Historic Places: Weekly List Actions". National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved on November 9, 2018.
  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. ^ Frame III, Robert M. (1980-03-19). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory—Nomination Form: Brainerd Public Library". National Park Service. Retrieved 2016-07-03.
  5. ^ Nelson, Charles W. (1974-01-14). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory – Nomination Form: Brainerd Water Tower". National Park Service. Retrieved 2016-07-03.
  6. ^ Hess, Jeffrey A. (September 1997). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Bridge No. 5265". National Park Service. Retrieved 2016-07-03.
  7. ^ Frame III, Robert M. (1980-03-19). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory—Nomination Form: Shawano House". National Park Service. Retrieved 2016-07-03.
  8. ^ Anderson, David C. (2003-08-15). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: A.L. Cole Memorial Building". National Park Service. Retrieved 2016-07-03.
  9. ^ "The Pequot Lakes Historical Society". 2008. Retrieved 2016-07-03.
  10. ^ Frame III, Robert M. (1980-03-19). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory—Nomination Form: Crow Wing County Courthouse and Jail". National Park Service. Retrieved 2016-07-03.
  11. ^ Grossman, John (1970-03-06). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory – Nomination Form: Crow Wing State Park" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2016-04-10.
  12. ^ Anderson, Rolf T. (1995-04-30). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Deerwood Auditorium". National Park Service. Retrieved 2016-07-03.
  13. ^ a b c d e Frame III, Robert M. (1979-09-27). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory—Nomination Form: Cuyuna Iron Range Municipally-Owned Elevated Metal Water Tanks Thematic Resource". National Park Service. Retrieved 2016-06-14.
  14. ^ Frame III, Robert M. (1980-03-19). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory—Nomination Form: Fawcett, Wilford H., House". National Park Service. Retrieved 2016-06-12.
  15. ^ "Fawcett House". Breezy Point Resort. Retrieved 2012-09-13.
  16. ^ a b c d e Federal and state laws and practices restrict general public access to information regarding the specific location of this resource. In some cases, this is to protect archeological sites from vandalism, while in other cases it is restricted at the request of the owner. 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.
  17. ^ Zeik, Susan; Douglas George (1973-04-17). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory – Nomination Form: Fort Flatmouth Mound Group". National Park Service.
  18. ^ Zellie, Carole S. (2008-05-25). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Franklin Junior High School". National Park Service. Retrieved 2016-06-12.
  19. ^ Granger, Susan; Scott Kelly; Liz Morrison (March 2013). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Garrison Concourse" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2014-01-12.
  20. ^ Zeik, Susan; Douglas George (1973-04-10). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory – Nomination Form: Gordon-Schaust Prehistoric Embankments District". National Park Service.
  21. ^ Frame III, Robert M. (1980-03-19). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory—Nomination Form: Grand View Lodge". National Park Service. Retrieved 2016-06-12.
  22. ^ Frame III, Robert M. (1980-03-19). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory—Nomination Form: Hemstead, Werner, House". National Park Service. Retrieved 2016-06-12.
  23. ^ Tschofen, Carmen (2001-12-01). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Ironton City Hall". National Park Service. Retrieved 2016-06-12.
  24. ^ Skrief, Charles W. (1979-09-10). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory—Nomination Form: Ironton Sintering Plant Site". National Park Service. Retrieved 2016-06-12.
  25. ^ Granger, Susan; Scott Kelly (May 2015). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Kenny Lake Overlook" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2016-12-14.
  26. ^ Terrell, Michelle M. (2010-08-06). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Milford Mine Historic District" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2012-11-24.
  27. ^ "Milford Mine Memorial Park". Crow Wing County. Retrieved 2012-11-24.
  28. ^ Frame III, Robert M. (1980-03-19). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory—Nomination Form: Minnesota and International Railroad Freight House and Shelter Shed". National Park Service. Retrieved 2016-06-11.
  29. ^ Frame III, Robert M. (1980-03-19). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory—Nomination Form: Minnewawa Lodge". National Park Service. Retrieved 2016-06-11.
  30. ^ Roberts, Norene A. (1988-06-01). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Northern Pacific Railroad Shops Historic District". National Park Service. Retrieved 2016-06-11.
  31. ^ Frame III, Robert M. (1980-03-19). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory—Nomination Form: Parker Building (Citizens State Bank)". National Park Service. Retrieved 2016-05-22.
  32. ^ Granger, Susan; Scott Kelly (January 2017). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Pequot Fire Lookout Tower" (PDF). Minnesota Historical Society. Retrieved 2017-09-19.
  33. ^ Hess, Demian (July 1989). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Red River Trail (Woods Trail): Crow Wing Section". National Park Service. Retrieved 2016-05-22.
  34. ^ Granger, Susan; Scott Kelly (May 2015). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: St. Alban's Bay Culvert at Mille Lacs Lake" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2016-05-22.
  35. ^ Birk, Douglas A. (1984-02-01). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory—Nomination Form: Sebre Lake Site". National Park Service.
  36. ^ Skrief, Charles (1979-09-10). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory—Nomination Form: Crosby Railroad Depot". National Park Service. Retrieved 2016-05-22.
  37. ^ "Soo Line Depot Museum". Cuyuna Iron Range Heritage Network. Retrieved 2016-07-19.
  38. ^ Frame III, Robert M. (1980-03-19). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory—Nomination Form: Spina Hotel". National Park Service. Retrieved 2016-05-22.
  39. ^ Zeik, Susan; Douglas George (1973-04-17). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory – Nomination Form: St. Columba Mission Site". National Park Service.
  40. ^ Zeik, Susan; Douglas George (1973-04-16). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory – Nomination Form: Hay Lake Mound District". National Park Service.

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