National Register of Historic Places listings in Aitkin County, Minnesota facts for kids
This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Aitkin County, Minnesota.
This is intended to be a complete list of the properties and districts on the National Register of Historic Places in Aitkin 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.
Historic resources in Aitkin County were identified in a "Multiple Resources Area" study, leading to several properties being listed on the NRHP.
There are 12 properties and districts listed on the National Register in the county.
|Name on the Register||Image||Date listed||Location||City or town||Description|
|1||Aitkin Carnegie Library||
|121 2nd St., NW.
||Aitkin||Well-preserved example of a Carnegie library—built 1911—and a prominent local example of Neoclassical architecture.|
|2||Aitkin County Courthouse and Jail||
|209 and 217 2nd St., NW.
||Aitkin||Long-serving seat of Aitkin County government, consisting of a 1915 jail and a 1920 courthouse, the latter exemplifying the second-generation Beaux-Arts courthouses built around Minnesota in the early 20th century.|
|3||Andy Gibson (shipwreck)||
|Mississippi River, 0.75 miles (1.21 km) downstream from County Highway 1 Bridge
||Aitkin vicinity||Rare and well-preserved remains of a Mississippi River steamboat, launched in 1884 to serve the headwaters region. Unique among U.S. shipwrecks for still resting on its 1894 drydock cradle.|
|4||Arthyde Stone House||
|County Road 27
||Arthyde||Fieldstone bungalow built circa 1922 in a short-lived settlement, a locally prominent reminder of the failed townsite speculation common to northern Minnesota's cutover land during the Roaring Twenties.|
|5||Bethlehem Lutheran Church||
|Off County Highway 12
||Aitkin vicinity||1897 church representative of the Swedish American population that predominated in southwest Aitkin County.|
|6||Patrick Casey House||
|4th St., SE. and 2nd Ave.
||Aitkin||1901 Queen Anne/Classical Revival house of a prominent local businessman (1849–1910) behind the Potter/Casey Company. Also one of northern Minnesota's few architecturally distinctive residences outside of Duluth and the Iron Range cities.|
|7||Malmo Mounds and Village Site||
|Northwestern quarter of Section 32, Township 45 North, Range 25 West
||McGrath vicinity||Village site and some 72 mounds dating to the early Middle Woodland Period, the type site and best preserved assemblage of the region's distinct Malmo Phase.|
|8||National Woodenware Company Superintendent's Residence||
|252 Ione Ave. NE.
||Hill City||1910 manager's housing, chief remnant of an Armour and Company subsidiary that was Hill City's principal employer and developer 1910–1928.|
|9||Northern Pacific Depot||
|20 Pacific St., SW.
||Aitkin||Railway station built 1915–16, symbolizing the importance of the railroad in Aitkin's founding and development. Now houses an Aitkin County Historical Society museum.|
|10||Pine-Hickory Lakes Roadside Parking Area||
|US 169, .25 mi. N. of 249th Ln.
||Aitkin vicinity||Roadside park built 1937–38, a large example of the state's early highway waysides developed during the New Deal. Also noted for its National Park Service rustic design.|
|11||Potter/Casey Company Building||
|E. Minnesota Ave. between 1st and 2nd Sts., NW.
||Aitkin||1902 commercial building constructed for Aitkin County's leading mercantile business.|
|Off County Highway 5 in Savanna Portage State Park
||McGregor vicinity||Difficult but vital 6-mile (9.7 km) portage linking the Great Lakes and Mississippi basins, blazed by Native Americans and used into the fur trade and early settlement eras.|
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