National Register of Historic Places listings in Martin County, Minnesota

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Location of Martin County in Minnesota

This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Martin County, Minnesota. It is intended to be a complete list of the properties and districts on the National Register of Historic Places in Martin 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 8 properties and districts listed on the National Register in the county.

This National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted October 13, 2017.[1]

Current listings[edit]

[2] Name on the Register Image Date listed[3] Location City or town Description
1 Orville P. and Sarah Chubb House
Orville P. and Sarah Chubb House
May 18, 1995
(#95000616)
209 Lake Ave.
43°39′13″N 94°27′55″W / 43.653652°N 94.465296°W / 43.653652; -94.465296 (Orville P. and Sarah Chubb House)
Fairmont Fairmont's oldest surviving house, built in 1867; associated with the town's founding and the broader settlement of southern Minnesota by New Englanders.[4] Restored to period condition for tours and events.[5]
2 Fairmont Opera House
Fairmont Opera House
July 2, 1980
(#80004530)
Downtown Plaza and Blue Earth Ave.
43°39′07″N 94°27′43″W / 43.651944°N 94.461944°W / 43.651944; -94.461944 (Fairmont Opera House)
Fairmont 1901 theater, a well-preserved and longstanding venue for cultural and social events.[6]
3 First Church of Christ, Scientist
First Church of Christ, Scientist
May 19, 1988
(#88000594)
222 Blue Earth Ave., E.
43°39′07″N 94°27′35″W / 43.651947°N 94.459642°W / 43.651947; -94.459642 (First Church of Christ, Scientist)
Fairmont 1898 church noted for its Richardsonian Romanesque design by Harry Wild Jones and the unusual emergence of a Christian Science congregation in a small town soon after the movement's founding.[7] Now the Red Rock Center for the Arts.[8]
4 Fox Lake Site
Fox Lake Site
April 8, 1994
(#94000339)
Weber Island in Fox Lake[9]
43°40′40″N 94°43′12″W / 43.677778°N 94.720000°W / 43.677778; -94.720000 (Fox Lake Site)
Sherburn vicinity First prehistoric habitation site in southwest Minnesota excavated by professional archaeologists, and the type site for the region's early Woodland Period phase.[10]
5 Martin County Courthouse
Martin County Courthouse
September 22, 1977
(#77000755)
201 Lake Ave.
43°39′11″N 94°27′54″W / 43.652952°N 94.464993°W / 43.652952; -94.464993 (Martin County Courthouse)
Fairmont Courthouse built 1906–7, exemplifying the Renaissance/Baroque Revival influence on turn-of-the-20th-century public buildings through its design by architect Charles E. Bell and its interior artwork.[11]
6 Sherburn Commercial Historic District
Sherburn Commercial Historic District
August 3, 1987
(#87001303)
Main St., N., between Front and 2nd Sts.
43°39′13″N 94°43′39″W / 43.653483°N 94.727546°W / 43.653483; -94.727546 (Sherburn Commercial Historic District)
Sherburn Two-block downtown historic district representing turn-of-the-20th-century commercial architecture and Sherburn's emergence as a railroad-based trade center, with 15 buildings constructed 1898–1908.[12]
7 United States Post Office
United States Post Office
May 12, 2008
(#08000403)
51–55 Downtown Plaza
43°39′08″N 94°27′43″W / 43.652346°N 94.462059°W / 43.652346; -94.462059 (United States Post Office)
Fairmont 1926 federal post office that transformed local life by facilitating the shipment of agricultural products and mail-order goods via parcel post, and by anchoring a new business district in Fairmont.[13]
8 George Wohlheter House
George Wohlheter House
June 20, 1975
(#75000994)
320 Woodland Ave.
43°38′48″N 94°28′04″W / 43.646595°N 94.467781°W / 43.646595; -94.467781 (George Wohlheter House)
Fairmont Fairmont's most prominent residence, built in 1899 in transitional Queen Anne/Neoclassical architecture.[14]

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 October 13, 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. ^ Granger, Susan; Kay Grossman (1994-08-15). National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Chubb, Orville P. and Sarah, House (PDF) (Report). National Park Service. Retrieved 2017-05-29. 
  5. ^ "About Chubb House". Chubb House. 2017. Retrieved 2017-05-29. 
  6. ^ Gimmestad, Dennis A. (February 1980). National Register of Historic Places Inventory—Nomination Form: Fairmont Opera House (PDF) (Report). National Park Service. Retrieved 2017-05-29. 
  7. ^ Granger, Susan (February 1986). National Register of Historic Places Inventory—Nomination Form: First Church of Christ Scientist (PDF) (Report). National Park Service. Retrieved 2017-05-28. 
  8. ^ "Red Rock Center for the Arts". Red Rock Center for the Arts. 2015. Retrieved 2016-05-26. 
  9. ^ Gibbon, Guy. "Chapter 10: Initial Woodland Complexes in Southwestern Minnesota". University of Minnesota, 2008-12. Accessed 2013-04-26.
  10. ^ Johnson, Craig; Kim Breakey (February 1993). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Fox Lake Site". National Park Service. 
  11. ^ Nelson, Charles W.; Susan Zeik (1976-08-26). National Register of Historic Places Inventory -- Nomination Form: Martin County Courthouse (PDF) (Report). National Park Service. Retrieved 2017-05-28. 
  12. ^ Granger, Susan (February 1986). National Register of Historic Places Inventory—Nomination Form: Sherburn Commercial Historic District (PDF) (Report). National Park Service. Retrieved 2017-05-27. 
  13. ^ Hoisington, Daniel J. (2008-01-01). National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: United States Post Office, Fairmont (PDF) (Report). National Park Service. Retrieved 2017-05-27. 
  14. ^ VanBrocklin, Lynne; Charles W. Nelson (1975-03-10). National Register of Historic Places Inventory--Nomination Form: Wohlheter, George, Mansion (PDF) (Report). National Park Service. Retrieved 2017-05-27. 

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