National Register of Historic Places listings in Delta County, Michigan
This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Delta County, Michigan.
This is intended to be a complete list of the properties and districts on the National Register of Historic Places in Delta County, Michigan, United States. Latitude and longitude coordinates are provided for many National Register properties and districts; these locations may be seen together in a map.
There are 19 properties and districts listed on the National Register in the county.
|||Name on the Register||Image||Date listed||Location||City or town||Description|
|1||Bay de Noquet Lumber Company Waste Burner||
|South end of River St.
||Nahma Township||The Bay de Noquet Lumber Company Waste Burner is a round tower, 32 feet (9.8 m) in diameter on the outside and approximately 100 feet (30 m) tall. It is constructed of cast iron plates lined with brick. It was constructed sometime between 1888 and 1893 to eliminate the sawmill waste produced by the Bay de Noquet Lumber Company operation located at the site.|
|2||Carnegie Public Library||
|201 S. 7th St.
||Escanaba||The Escanaba Carnegie Public Library is a Carnegie library constructed in 1902 with $20,000 in funds donated by Andrew Carnegie. It is a one-story Classical Revival building constructed of red brick and Lake Superior Sandstone. The library moved to a new location in 1995, and the old Carnegie building was sold to private owners, who refurbished it with the intention of converting it into a private home.|
|3||County Road I-39 – Rapid River Bridge||
|County Road I-39 over Rapid River
||Masonville Township||The County Road I-39 – Rapid River Bridge was built in 1916, and is the oldest example of a concrete girder bridge designed for the state trunk line system.|
|624 Ludington St.
||Escanaba||The Delta Hotel is a five story, 66 feet (20 m) high Classical Revival structure that opened in 1914. It operated as a hotel until 1962 when it was sold to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Marquette and converted into the Bishop Noa Home for Senior Citizens. The Bishop Noa Home moved from the building in 1992, and the building was renovated to house a brewpub on the first floor and apartments on the upper floors.|
|5||Escanaba Central Historic District||
|Roughly 200-1800 blks. Ludington St.
|On a peninsula in Big Bay de Noc, on M-183 in Fayette State Park
||Fayette||From 1867 to 1891, Fayette was the site of the Upper Peninsula's most productive iron smelting operation. Nearly 500 people lived in the nearby town. The town has been reconstructed into a state park and living museum showing what life was like in the late 19th century. A 1996 boundary increase (added 1996-12-26) increased the historic district to include the entire Fayette State Park.|
|7||Gooseneck Lake III Site||
|8||Gooseneck Lake IV Site||
|9||Jackpine Lake Site||
|10||Minneapolis Shoal Light Station||
|In northern Green Bay 6.6 mi (10.6 km) south of Peninsula Point, northwest of Lake Michigan
||Bay de Noc||The Minneapolis Shoal Light Station, completed in 1934, is a twin of Grays Reef Light Station, built at approximately the same time. The Light Station sits on a square reinforced concrete pier, 30 feet (9.1 m) high and 64 feet (20 m) on a side. Atop the pier is a two-story base, 15 feet (4.6 m) high and 30 feet (9.1 m) on a side. The cellar and first floor of the base was built to house equipment, while the second floor housed the keeper's quarters. The 17 feet (5.2 m) tall lighthouse tower is placed in the center of the building roof.|
|11||Nahma and Northern Railway Locomotive #5||
|Main St. at River St.
||Nahma Township||This locomotive is a 2-6-2 coal-burning locomotive, built by the Baldwin Company of Philadelphia in 1912. It was run on the Nahma and Northern, a line built by the Bay De Noquet Lumber Company in 1901 and leading from Nahma into the surrounding forest and various lumber camps.|
|12||Peninsula Point Lighthouse||
|6.5 mi (10.5 km) southeast of Escanaba in Hiawatha National Forest
||Escanaba||The Peninsula Point Lighthouse was built in 1865, and sits astride the St. Martin Island passage leading to Escanaba. The light was in use until 1936, when the Minneapolis Shoal Light Station went into service. The following year, the USDA-Forest Service "was granted custodianship," and the building was repaired and public picnic grounds were constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps. The attached keeper's house burned in 1956.|
|13||Poverty Island Light Station||
|Northwestern Lake Michigan, 5.8 mi (9.3 km) south of Garden Peninsula at Fairport
||Fairbanks Township||The Poverty Island Light was built in 1873-75, and used until 1976 when a newer light was built nearby. The light, with its white conical tower, was designed to be a near duplicate of the Sturgeon Point Light. In the 1980s the lantern was rescued by the Delta County Historical Society, who used it to refurbish the Sand Point Light in Escanaba. The lighthouse remains abandoned and in disrepair, and in 2011 was declared by Lighthouse Digest to be "America’s Most Endangered Lighthouse."|
|1615 Ludington St.
||Escanaba||The Richter Brewery was built in 1900 and used by the Richter Brewing Company until Prohibition. The building was then used to manufacture non-alcoholic beverages. At the end of Prohibition, it was sold to the Delta Brewery Company (and renamed the Delta Building), who again used the building to brew beer until it went bankrupt in 1940. After years of vacancy, the building was rehabilitated in 2008-12 into the Lofts on Ludington, a loft space.|
|12 Waterplant Rd.
||Escanaba||The Sand Point Lighthouse was constructed in 1867-68 as an aid to ships entering Escanaba's harbor. The light is unique in that it was constructed with its tower facing the land instead of facing the water. Whether this orientation was intentional or an engineering blunder is unknown. The light was active until 1939, after which it was used as a residence for Coast Guard seamen. In 1986, the Delta County Historical Society obtained the lught and restored it.|
|At the base of Burnt Bluff
||Fayette||Spider Cave is a water-cut cave located 20 feet (6.1 m) above the base of Burnt Bluff on the shore of Big Bay de Noc. Four pictographs are within the cave and on the walls near the entrance. Most of the artifacts collected from the cave were Middle Woodland period projectile points with shattered tips, suggesting they were fired into the cave from without and had shattered against the rear wall.|
|17||St. Martin Island Light Station||
|St. Martin Island
||Fairport||St. Martin Island Light is a unique exoskeleton lighthouse that marks one of four passages between Lake Michigan and the bay of Green Bay. The hexagonal tower is made of iron plates which are supported by six exterior steel posts that have latticed buttresses. Constructed in 1905, this light tower is the only example of a pure exoskeletal tower on the US side of the Great Lakes.|
|18||Summer Island Site||
|Near Summer Harbor on the NW side of the island
||Summer Island||This site was likely utilized as a latre[clarification needed] summer fishing ground by a number of Native American cultures, from the Middle and Late Woodland periods and later peoples after contact with European settlers. The site is located on a sandy meadow above Summer Harbor, and was used as a late summer and early fall fishing village.|
|On a small tributary of Big Bay de Noc
||Garden||The Winter Site, located near the Lake Michigan coast, represented early experimentation in late fall and winter subsistence inhabitation of coastal areas by Middle Woodland period peoples.|
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- 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.
- "National Register of Historic Places: Weekly List Actions". National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved on September 23, 2016.
- 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.
- National Park Service (2008-04-24). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- 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.
- Geocode coordinates estimated from information in NRHP nomination document.
- The NRIS gives the location of Spider Cave as "address restricted." However, the location is described in multiple sources as at the base of Burnt Bluff, which is located near Fayette per USGS mapping (ref: "Burnt Bluff USGS Fayette Quad, Michigan, Topographic Map". topozone.com.). The given geo-coordinates are approximate.
- The NRIS database gives the Summer Island Site location as "address restricted." However, Brose describes the location as "about 20 feet above the level of Summer Harbor on the Northwest side of [Summer Island]" (ref David S. Brose (1970), "Summer Island III: An Early Historic Site in the Upper Great Lakes", Historical Archaeology, 4: 3–33). The given geo-coordinates are approximate.
- Terrance J. Martin (April 1980), "Animal Remains from the Winter Site, a Middle Woodland Occupation in Delta County, Michigan", Wisconsin Archeologist, 61: 91–99.