National Register of Historic Places listings in Mower County, Minnesota

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Location of Mower County in Minnesota

This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Mower County, Minnesota. It is intended to be a complete list of the properties and districts on the National Register of Historic Places in Mower 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 11 properties and districts listed on the National Register in the county.

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

Current listings[edit]

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[2] Name on the Register Image Date listed[3] Location City or town Description
1 Booth Post No. 130-Grand Army of the Republic Hall
Booth Post No. 130-Grand Army of the Republic Hall
June 13, 1986
(#86001278)
S. Main St. between 1st and 2nd Sts.
43°42′15″N 92°34′23″W / 43.704303°N 92.573035°W / 43.704303; -92.573035 (Booth Post No. 130-Grand Army of the Republic Hall)
Grand Meadow Rare surviving example of an inexpensive pattern clubhouse and one of Minnesota's only two remaining Grand Army of the Republic halls, built in 1891.[4]
2 Bridge No. 5388 (Bridge No. R0529)
Bridge No. 5388 (Bridge No. R0529)
June 26, 1998
(#98000718)
Spanning the Little Ohio River on 130th Street
43°31′56″N 92°31′07″W / 43.532326°N 92.518718°W / 43.532326; -92.518718 (Bridge No. 5388 (Bridge No. R0529))
Le Roy Township Longest, most advanced example of the state's standardized Warren pony truss bridges,[5] built in Meeker County in 1935, removed in 2009, and installed at current location in Lake Louise State Park in 2012.[6]
3 Cook-Hormel House
Cook-Hormel House
August 19, 1982
(#82002989)
208 4th Ave., NW.
43°40′13″N 92°58′37″W / 43.670186°N 92.977062°W / 43.670186; -92.977062 (Cook-Hormel House)
Austin One of Austin's most distinctive houses, built in 1871 for mayor and businessman John Cook (1823–1892) and extensively remodeled in 1902 by Hormel Foods founder George A. Hormel (1860–1946).[7] Now the Hormel Historic Home museum and event venue.[8]
4 Exchange State Bank
Exchange State Bank
June 10, 1975
(#75000997)
Northwestern corner of Main and 1st Sts.
43°42′21″N 92°34′23″W / 43.705955°N 92.573082°W / 43.705955; -92.573082 (Exchange State Bank)
Grand Meadow 1910 Prairie School bank, the first major collaboration between architects William Gray Purcell and George Grant Elmslie and the prototype of a string of such buildings designed by their firm.[9]
5 First National Bank of Adams
First National Bank of Adams
March 20, 1986
(#86000442)
322 Main St.
43°33′56″N 92°43′09″W / 43.565603°N 92.719068°W / 43.565603; -92.719068 (First National Bank of Adams)
Adams The last of four small Prairie School banks designed by Purcell & Elmslie, built in 1924. Also noted for an interior mural by artist John W. Norton (1876–1934).[10]
6 First State Bank of Le Roy
First State Bank of Le Roy
March 20, 1986
(#86000445)
Main St. and Broadway
43°30′36″N 92°30′14″W / 43.509892°N 92.503885°W / 43.509892; -92.503885 (First State Bank of Le Roy)
Le Roy Purcell & Elmslie's smallest Prairie School bank, built in 1914 with innovations inspired by a very limited budget.[11]
7 Freund Store
Freund Store
April 24, 1986
(#86000867)
County Highway 7
43°30′19″N 92°46′08″W / 43.505239°N 92.768957°W / 43.505239; -92.768957 (Freund Store)
Johnsburg 1895 general store with an upper-level meeting hall and attached residence; the community's commercial and social hub through three generations of family ownership until 1967.[12]
8 Grand Meadow Quarry Archeological District
Grand Meadow Quarry Archeological District
April 8, 1994
(#94000345)
Address restricted[13]
Grand Meadow vicinity Various chert quarrying sites used to make stone tools c. 8000 BCE–1600 CE.[14]
9 LeRoy Public Library
LeRoy Public Library
March 20, 1986
(#86000447)
605 N. Broadway
43°30′41″N 92°30′14″W / 43.511254°N 92.503869°W / 43.511254; -92.503869 (LeRoy Public Library)
Le Roy 1915 Neoclassical library, Mower County's only intact example in the Carnegie library vein, though founded in this case through the grassroots efforts of a local women's club.[15]
10 Paramount Theater
Paramount Theater
October 23, 1986
(#86002906)
125 4th Ave., NE.
43°40′13″N 92°58′25″W / 43.670173°N 92.973561°W / 43.670173; -92.973561 (Paramount Theater)
Austin 1929 movie theater, the only atmospheric theater and commercial use of Spanish Colonial Revival architecture in Mower County, and a unique work of Ellerbe & Co.[16]
11 Arthur W. Wright House
Arthur W. Wright House
March 20, 1986
(#86000441)
300 4th Ave., NW.
43°40′13″N 92°58′39″W / 43.67019°N 92.977605°W / 43.67019; -92.977605 (Arthur W. Wright House)
Austin House built sometime between 1866 and 1874; the earliest and most intact example of Italianate architecture in Mower County.[17]

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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 June 1, 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. ^ Roberts, Dr. Norene A. (1985-05-06). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory—Nomination Form: Booth Post No. 130-Grand Army of the Republic Hall". National Park Service. Retrieved 2017-07-16. 
  5. ^ Hess, Jeffrey A. (September 1997). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Bridge No. 5388". National Park Service. Retrieved 2017-07-22. 
  6. ^ "Additional Documentation: Bridge No. 5388 (Bridge No. R0529)" (PDF). National Park Service. 2016-02-02. Retrieved 2017-07-22. 
  7. ^ Roth, Susan; Charles Nelson (1982-04-20). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory—Nomination Form: Cook–Hormel House". National Park Service. Retrieved 2017-07-16. 
  8. ^ "Hormel Historic Home". Retrieved 2013-08-03. 
  9. ^ Lathrop, Alan K. (March 1974). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory -- Nomination Form: Exchange State Bank". National Park Service. Retrieved 2017-07-16. 
  10. ^ Roberts, Dr. Norene A. (1985-06-21). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory—Nomination Form: First National Bank of Adams". National Park Service. Retrieved 2017-07-16. 
  11. ^ Roberts, Dr. Norene A. (1985-07-07). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory—Nomination Form: First State Bank of LeRoy". National Park Service. Retrieved 2017-07-16. 
  12. ^ Roberts, Dr. Norene A. (1985-07-18). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory—Nomination Form: Freund Store". National Park Service. Retrieved 2017-07-09. 
  13. ^ Federal and state laws and practices restrict general public access to information regarding the specific location of this location. In some cases, this is to protect archeological sites from vandalism, while in cases it restricted is 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 .
  14. ^ Nord, Mary Ann (2003). The National Register of Historic Places in Minnesota. Minnesota Historical Society. ISBN 0-87351-448-3. 
  15. ^ Roberts, Dr. Norene A. (1985-03-30). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory—Nomination Form: LeRoy Public Library". National Park Service. Retrieved 2017-07-09. 
  16. ^ Roberts, Dr. Norene A. (1985-06-03). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory—Nomination Form: Paramount Theater". National Park Service. Retrieved 2017-07-09. 
  17. ^ Roberts, Dr. Norene A. (1985-07-09). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory—Nomination Form: Arthur W. Wright House". National Park Service. Retrieved 2017-07-09. 

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