National Register of Historic Places listings in Vernon County, Wisconsin

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Location of Vernon County in Wisconsin

This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Vernon County, Wisconsin, USA. It is intended to provide a comprehensive listing of entries in the National Register of Historic Places that are located in Vernon County, Wisconsin. The locations of National Register properties for which the latitude and longitude coordinates are included below may be seen in a map.[1]

There are 23 properties and districts listed on the National Register in the county.

This National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted July 13, 2018.[2]
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Current listings[edit]

[3] Name on the Register[4] Image Date listed[5] Location City or town Description
1 George Apfel Round Barn Upload image December 20, 2006
(#06001155)
11314 Cty Hwy P
43°39′15″N 90°41′24″W / 43.654167°N 90.69°W / 43.654167; -90.69 (George Apfel Round Barn)
Clinton Round dairy barn with ventilating cupola and a 12-foot silo in the middle, built on a hillside by Apfel and his neighbors in 1914.[6][7]
2 Archeological Site No. 47 VE-881
Archeological Site No. 47 VE-881
September 30, 1993
(#93001005)
Address Restricted
Sterling A.k.a. Baumgartner Mound.[8]
3 B. Lawrence Site I
B. Lawrence Site I
June 30, 1975
(#75000080)
Address Restricted
Rockton Prehistoric village site.[9]
4 Bekkedal Leaf Tobacco Warehouse
Bekkedal Leaf Tobacco Warehouse
November 14, 2003
(#03001167)
504 E. Decker
43°33′34″N 90°53′01″W / 43.559444°N 90.883611°W / 43.559444; -90.883611 (Bekkedal Leaf Tobacco Warehouse)
Viroqua Brick warehouse designed by Parkinson & Dockendorff and built in 1906 for Martin Bekkedal, the largest wholesaler of tobacco in the region at the time. Bought in 1921 by the Northern Wisconsin Co-op Tobacco Pool.[10][11]
5 Cade Archeological District
Cade Archeological District
November 3, 1988
(#88002176)
Address Restricted
Newton Rock shelters and ridge-top effigy mounds of a bear, a panther, a turtle, two birds, and two linear mounds.[12][13]
6 Bert and Mary Cunningham Round Barn
Bert and Mary Cunningham Round Barn
August 14, 2014
(#14000503)
E7702 A Upper Maple Dale Rd.
43°33′36″N 90°51′13″W / 43.5601°N 90.8535°W / 43.5601; -90.8535 (Bert and Mary Cunningham Round Barn)
Viroqua Round barn with walls of clay tile and a tile silo in the center, designed for cows on the lower floor and hay storage above. Possibly designed and constructed by Alga Shivers, a son of a slave who built many of the round barns in Vernon and Monroe counties.[7][14]
7 Goose Island Archeological Site Ve-502
Goose Island Archeological Site Ve-502
July 17, 1980
(#80000199)
Address Restricted
Stoddard
8 Hanson Petroglyphs
Hanson Petroglyphs
December 31, 1974
(#74000129)
Address Restricted
Viola Petroglyphs of bird figures carved into a sandstone wall on a ridge above the Kickapoo River.[15]
9 George and Mable Harris Round Barn
George and Mable Harris Round Barn
January 24, 2017
(#100000575)
S1123 Harris Rd.
43°41′19″N 90°29′43″W / 43.688679°N 90.495224°W / 43.688679; -90.495224 (George and Mable Harris Round Barn)
Forest Intact round barn with wooden silo in center, built by Alga Shivers in 1906.[16][17]
10 Hay Valley Archeological District
Hay Valley Archeological District
December 31, 1974
(#74000130)
Address Restricted
Ontario
11 Larson Cave
Larson Cave
January 6, 1988
(#87002240)
Address Restricted
Westby Shallow cave containing petroglyphs of stick-like human figures and other shapes.[18]
12 Charles Lord House
Charles Lord House
January 26, 1998
(#97001645)
113 South Street
43°43′15″N 90°35′11″W / 43.720833°N 90.586389°W / 43.720833; -90.586389 (Charles Lord House)
Ontario Neoclassical-styled home built by the Sullivan brothers in 1912 for Lord, a photographer and ginseng grower.[19][20]
13 Markee Site
Markee Site
August 22, 1975
(#75000081)
Address Restricted
Rockton Early-middle Archaic campsite.
14 Masonic Temple Building
Masonic Temple Building
December 1, 2000
(#00001469)
116 S. Main St.
43°33′21″N 90°53′21″W / 43.555833°N 90.889167°W / 43.555833; -90.889167 (Masonic Temple Building)
Viroqua 2-story cream-brick building designed by Parkinson & Dockendorff of La Crosse in Classical Revival style with Beaux Arts influence and built 1921-22, with lodge quarters on the second floor and a theater and shops on the first floor to generate revenue.[21][22]
15 Norwegian Evangelic Lutheran Church and Cemetery
Norwegian Evangelic Lutheran Church and Cemetery
July 14, 1986
(#86001719)
Coon Prairie and E. Coon Prairie Rds.
43°37′49″N 90°51′12″W / 43.630278°N 90.853333°W / 43.630278; -90.853333 (Norwegian Evangelic Lutheran Church and Cemetery)
Westby Rural Lutheran church with two 80-foot towers, designed by Albert Parkinson in Gothic Revival style and built by Theodore Thorson from 1909-10, with windows from the Ford Brothers Glass Company of Minneapolis and altar from the Fond du Lac Church Furniture Company.[23][24]
16 Rockton Archeological District
Rockton Archeological District
December 31, 1974
(#74000131)
Address Restricted
Ontario
17 Nils Skumsrud House
Nils Skumsrud House
July 11, 1990
(#90000571)
southeast of the junction of SR 162 and U.S. 14/61
43°41′48″N 91°02′13″W / 43.696667°N 91.036944°W / 43.696667; -91.036944 (Nils Skumsrud House)
Coon Valley One-room log pioneer cabin with full dovetail corners, built in 1853 by Skumsrud, an immigrant from Biri, Norway. Now the oldest known remaining dwelling in Vernon County[25][26] and part of Norskedalen.[27]
18 Tollackson Mound Group
Tollackson Mound Group
December 15, 1997
(and 98001464 #97001552 and 98001464)
Address Restricted
Harmony Group of 11 effigy mounds of birds and mammals on a hillside above a stream, probably made during the late Woodland period.[28]
19 Upper Kickapoo Valley Prehistoric Archeological District
Upper Kickapoo Valley Prehistoric Archeological District
September 24, 1999
(#99001202)
Address Restricted
La Farge More than 450 sites dating from 10,000 BC to 1150 CE, in a valley that was almost dammed, including rockshelters, burial mounds, petroglyphs, and prehistoric campsites.[29]
20 Vernon County Courthouse
Vernon County Courthouse
January 8, 1980
(#80000200)
N. Dunlap Ave.
43°33′24″N 90°53′35″W / 43.556667°N 90.893056°W / 43.556667; -90.893056 (Vernon County Courthouse)
Viroqua 2-story limestone courthouse with a 3-story tower/belfry, designed in High Victorian Gothic style by Carl F. Struck and built in 1880. Murals inside include a scene of settlers arriving in wild Vernon County, painted by Leighton Oyen of LaCrosse.[30][31]
21 Vernon County Normal School
Vernon County Normal School
July 26, 2011
(#11000479)
410 S. Center Ave.
43°33′11″N 90°53′17″W / 43.553056°N 90.888056°W / 43.553056; -90.888056 (Vernon County Normal School)
Viroqua 3-story Prairie style building designed by Parkinson & Dockendorff and built in 1919. Nearly 2000 teachers trained here by 1972 when it closed.[32] Now houses the Vernon County Museum.[33]
22 Viola Rockshelter (47 Ve 640)
Viola Rockshelter (47 Ve 640)
December 10, 1987
(#87002081)
Address Restricted
Kickapoo Center Rock shelter in a ravine along the Kickapoo River, with petroglyphs of what may be a boat and a tepee, of unknown dates.[34]
23 Viroqua Downtown Historic District
Viroqua Downtown Historic District
July 17, 2003
(#03000669)
Main St., roughly bounded by W. Court, E. Jefferson and the odd numbered 200 blk of S. Main St.
43°33′19″N 90°53′22″W / 43.555278°N 90.889342°W / 43.555278; -90.889342 (Viroqua Downtown Historic District)
Viroqua Viroqua's old commercial business district, including the 1882 Italianate Casson-Purdy Block,[35] the 1899 Queen Anne-styled Fortney Hotel,[36] the 1899 Michel Brewing Co. Building,[37] the 1901 Italianate Dahl/Beat drugstore/grocery,[38] the 1908 Neoclassical First National Bank,[39] the 1921 Neoclassical Masonic Temple/Theatre,[40] the 1930 20th-Century Commercial Felix Store,[41] and the 1939 U.S. Post Office.[42][43]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ The latitude and longitude information provided is primarily from the National Register Information System, and has been found to be fairly accurate for about 99% of listings. For 1%, the location info may be way off. We seek to correct the coordinate information wherever it is found to be erroneous. Please leave a note in the Discussion page for this article if you believe any specific location is incorrect.
  2. ^ "National Register of Historic Places: Weekly List Actions". National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved on July 13, 2018.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ National Park Service (2008-04-24). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ "George Apfel Round Barn". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2015-11-15. 
  7. ^ a b Caya, Susan R.; Penkiunas, Daina (2004-05-01). "Apfel, George, Round Barn". NRHP Inventory-Nomination Form. National Park Service. Retrieved 2015-11-15. 
  8. ^ "Baumgartner Mound". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2015-11-15. 
  9. ^ "B. Lawrence Site I". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2015-11-15. 
  10. ^ "Bekkedal Leaf Tobacco Warehouse". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2015-11-15. 
  11. ^ Wheeler, Eric J. (July 2002). "Bekkedal Leaf Tobacco Warehouse". NRHP Inventory-Nomination Form. National Park Service. Retrieved 2015-11-15. 
  12. ^ "Eagle Eye State Natural Area". Nature Preserves. Mississippi Valley Conservancy. Archived from the original on 2015-11-20. Retrieved 2015-11-19. 
  13. ^ Hubbuch, Chris (2014-07-08). "Archaeologists return western Wisconsin land to pre-historic conditions". TwinCities.com / Pioneer Press. Retrieved 2015-11-19. 
  14. ^ "Cunningham, Bert and Mary, Round Barn". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2015-11-19. 
  15. ^ "Rock Art - Hanson". Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center. UW-La Crosse. Retrieved 2015-11-19. 
  16. ^ "George & Mable Harris Round Barn". Projects. Legacy Architecture, Inc. Retrieved 2017-01-17. 
  17. ^ "George and Mable Harris Round Barn". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2017-01-09. 
  18. ^ "Rock Art - Larson". Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center. UW-La Crosse. Retrieved 2015-11-25. 
  19. ^ "Charles Lord House (Charles W. Lord)". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2015-11-15. 
  20. ^ Whittlinger, Carolynn; Draeger, Jim (1992-04-09). "Lord, Charles, House". NRHP Inventory-Nomination Form. National Park Service. Retrieved 2015-11-25. 
  21. ^ "Masonic Temple Building". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2015-11-15. 
  22. ^ Rausch, Joan (1999-12-08). "Masonic Temple Building". NRHP Inventory-Nomination Form. National Park Service. Retrieved 2015-11-25. 
  23. ^ "Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church and Cemetery". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2015-11-15. 
  24. ^ Rausch, Joan (1985-12-09). "Norwegian Evangelic Lutheran Church and Cemetery". NRHP Inventory-Nomination Form. National Park Service. Retrieved 2015-11-25. 
  25. ^ "Nils Skomsrud House". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2015-11-29. 
  26. ^ Lee, Charles R. (1989-07-26). "Skumsrud, Nils, House". NRHP Inventory-Nomination Form. National Park Service. Retrieved 2015-11-29. 
  27. ^ "About Norskedalen". Norskedalen Nature & Heritage Center. Norskedalen Nature & Heritage Center. Archived from the original on 2015-12-08. Retrieved 2015-11-29. 
  28. ^ "Thousand Year Old Mound Group Saved". The Archaeological Conservancy Newsletter (Spring, 1996). The Archaeological Conservancy. Retrieved 2015-11-29. 
  29. ^ "Archaeological Sites in the Upper Kickapoo Valley". Kickapoo Valley Reserve. Kickapoo Valley Reserve. Retrieved 2015-11-29. 
  30. ^ "Vernon County Courthouse". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2015-12-04. 
  31. ^ Dean, Jeff (1979-05-29). "Vernon County Courthouse". NRHP Inventory-Nomination Form. National Park Service. Retrieved 2015-12-04. 
  32. ^ "Vernon County Normal School". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2015-12-04. 
  33. ^ "Vernon County Museum". Vernon County Historical Society. Retrieved 2015-12-04. 
  34. ^ "Rock Art - Viola". Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center. UW-La Crosse. Retrieved 2015-12-04. 
  35. ^ "113-117 S Main St". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2015-12-04. 
  36. ^ "Fortney Hotel". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2015-12-04. 
  37. ^ "C&J Michel rewing Co. Building". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2015-12-04. 
  38. ^ "C.F. Dahl - Andrew Beat Building". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2015-12-04. 
  39. ^ "First National Bank of Viroqua". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2015-12-04. 
  40. ^ "Masonic Temple Building". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2015-12-04. 
  41. ^ "Felix Store Building". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2015-12-04. 
  42. ^ "U.S. Post Office". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2015-12-04. 
  43. ^ Heggland, Timothy F. (2003-08-13). "Viroqua Downtown Historic District". NRHP Inventory-Nomination Form. National Park Service. Retrieved 2015-12-04.