National Register of Historic Places listings in Koochiching County, Minnesota
This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Koochiching County, Minnesota. It is intended to be a complete list of the properties and districts on the National Register of Historic Places in Koochiching 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, including one National Historic Landmark. A supplementary list includes one additional site that was formerly listed on the National Register.
|||Name on the Register||Image||Date listed||Location||City or town||Description|
|1||Alexander Baker School and E.W. Backus Junior High School||May 26, 2004
|900 5th St.||International Falls||Adjoining schools opened in 1914 and 1936, significant for their roles in local educational and social life, as examples of early-20th-century school architecture, and for the Backus school's status as Koochiching County's largest Public Works Administration project.|
|2||Finstad's Auto Marine Shop||January 27, 1983
|Sand Bay between Oak Ave. and Spruce St.||Ranier||1911 boat repair shop with its original belt-driven machinery; a well-preserved reminder of the early tourists and summer residents attracted to the Rainy Lake region.|
|3||Gold Mine Sites||May 6, 1977
|Around Rainy Lake in Voyageurs National Park||Island View vicinity||District of seven scattered mine shafts and test pits from an 1894 gold rush that brought industry and settlement to the area.|
|4||Grand Mound||June 23, 2011
|Address restricted||International Falls vicinity||Giant burial mound built by the Laurel Complex around 200 BCE, the largest surviving prehistoric structure in the upper Midwest.|
|5||Koochiching County Courthouse||September 15, 1977
|4th St. and 7th Ave.||International Falls||Neoclassical/Renaissance Revival courthouse built 1909–10, significant for its public architecture, interior murals, and long service as county government seat.|
|6||Laurel Mounds||January 20, 1972
|Address restricted||International Falls vicinity||Laurel Complex village site and the 45-foot (14 m) Grand Mound plus four smaller burial mounds.|
|7||Little American Mine||April 16, 1975
|Little American Island in Voyageurs National Park||Island View vicinity||Remnants—consisting of mine shafts and scattered machinery—from Minnesota's only profitable gold mine, in operation 1893–1898, which prompted the gold rush that brought settlers to the Rainy Lake area. Now developed with an interpretive trail.|
|8||McKinstry Mounds and Village Site||December 18, 1978
|Address restricted||Pelland||Woodland period village site with two burial mounds.|
|9||Nett Lake Petroglyphs Site||December 30, 1974
|Address restricted||Orr vicinity||Native American petroglyphs on Spirit Island in Nett Lake.|
|10||Ernest C. Oberholtzer Rainy Lake Islands Historic District||June 16, 2000
|Mallard, Hawk, and Crow Islands in Rainy Lake||Ranier vicinity||Island-based residential complex of Ernest Oberholtzer (1884–1977), a national leader in conserving the Boundary Waters and other wilderness areas. Comprises 12 contributing properties built 1919–1944.|
|11||Ranier Community Building||May 29, 2018
|2099 Spruce St.||Ranier|
|12||Sts. Peter and Paul Russian Orthodox Church||January 27, 1983
|Minnesota Highway 65||Bramble vicinity||Onion domed church built 1915–18, associated with the early settlement of southeastern Koochiching County by Russians and other European immigrants.|
|13||Francis White Homestead||January 27, 1983
|North of Littlefork off U.S. Route 71||Littlefork vicinity||Large log cabin built circa 1901, representative of the relatively late efforts of Euro-Americans to homestead and farm Koochiching County. Also served as the Forsythe Post Office 1904–1922.|
|14||Williams Township School||May 29, 2018
|740 Cty Rd 89||Clementson vicinity|
|||Name on the Register||Image||Date listed||Date removed||Location||City or town||Summary|
|1||Scenic Hotel||January 27, 1983|
|June 22, 1998||Main and 3rd Sts.||Northome||1921 hotel built to serve lumber workers and early tourists. Demolished by the county in 1996 after tax forfeiture and years of vacancy.|
- List of National Historic Landmarks in Minnesota
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Minnesota
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Voyageurs National Park
- "National Register of Historic Places: Weekly List Actions". National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved on August 9, 2019.
- 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 Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-24.
- 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.
- Hoisington, Daniel (2003-08-29). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Alexander Baker School and E.W. Backus Junior High School". National Park Service. Retrieved 2017-01-29.
- Gimmestad, Dennis (December 1982). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory—Nomination Form: Finsted's Auto Marine Shop". National Park Service. Retrieved 2017-01-29.
- Nagle, Liza; John J. Hackett (1976-09-13). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Gold Mine Sites". National Park Service. Retrieved 2013-03-16.
- Robertson, Tom (2007-02-20). "Minnesota Historical Society closes Grand Mound". Minnesota Public Radio. Retrieved 2013-01-02.
- Skrief, Charles (1976-11-09). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory -- Nomination Form: Koochiching County Courthouse". National Park Service. Retrieved 2017-01-29.
- Nord, Mary Ann (2003). The National Register of Historic Places in Minnesota. Minnesota Historical Society. ISBN 0-87351-448-3.
- Anfinson, Scott (2009). "Finding Minnesota: A Geographic Guide to Minnesota Archaeology" (PDF). Minnesota Office of the State Archaeologist. Retrieved 2012-12-18.
- George, Douglas (1974-12-18). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory – Nomination Form: Little American Mine". National Park Service. Retrieved 2017-01-29.
- National Park Service (2005). "Rainy Lake Gold Rush" (PDF). Lake States Interpretive Association. Retrieved 2013-01-02.
- 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.
- Anderson, Rolf T. (1999-01-12). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Oberholzer, Ernest C., Rainy Lake Islands Historic District". National Park Service. Retrieved 2017-01-22.
- Gimmestad, Dennis A. (1982-11-16). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory—Nomination Form: St. Peter and St. Paul Russian Orthodox Church". National Park Service. Retrieved 2017-01-16.
- Gimmestad, Dennis A. (1982-11-16). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory—Nomination Form: White, Francis, Homestead (Forsythe Post Office)". National Park Service. Retrieved 2017-01-16.
- El-Hai, Jack (2000). Lost Minnesota: Stories of Vanished Places. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. p. 124. ISBN 0816635153.
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