National Register of Historic Places listings in Ashland County, Wisconsin facts for kids
This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Ashland County, Wisconsin. It is intended to provide a comprehensive listing of entries in the National Register of Historic Places that are located in Ashland County, Wisconsin. The locations of National Register properties for which the latitude and longitude coordinates are included below may be seen in a map.
There are 40 properties and districts listed on the National Register in the county. Another property was once listed but has been removed.
|Name on the Register||Image||Date listed||Location||City or town||Description|
|1||Apostle Islands Lighthouses||
|North and east of Bayfield on Michigan, Raspberry, Outer, Sand and Devils Islands
||Bayfield||Six lighthouses built as early as 1856, to guide ships through and around the islands.|
|2||Ashland County Courthouse||
|201 W. 2nd St.
||Ashland||Three-story Neo-Classical building designed by H. W. Beumming of Milwaukee and Henry Wildhagen of Ashland, and built in 1915.|
|3||Ashland Harbor Breakwater Light||
|Breakwater's northwest end in Chequamegon Bay, 2 miles (3.2 km) north of Bay City Ck. mouth
||Ashland||58 foot concrete tower at the end of the 1.5 mile artificial breakwater which the Army Corps of Engineers finished in 1915. Built primarily to protect ships in the harbor loading iron ore from the Gogebic Range.|
|4||Bass Island Brownstone Company Quarry||
|North of La Pointe on Basswood Island
||La Pointe||Site where Lake Superior Brownstone was quarried from 1868 to 1890s, and used in the old Chicago Tribune Building, among others. Boundary increased May 10, 2016.|
|612 Beaser Ave.
||Ashland||Partly brownstone building designed with Flemish touches by Henry Wildhagen and built in 1899. Martin Beaser was a founder of Ashland.|
|6||BIG BAY SLOOP shipwreck (sloop)||
|300 feet from the shore of Big Bay State Park
|La Pointe||Remains of an unidentified small sloop, probably built around 1880, lying under 25 feet of water.|
|7||Chapple and MacArthur Avenues Residential Historic District||
|507-1023 Chapple, 600-810, 814 & 822 MacArthur Aves., 618-622 , 700-722 9th Ave., W., 706-721 6th St., W.
||Ashland||61 contributing properties, including the 1888 Shingle-style Heydlauff house, the 1891 Queen Anne/Shingle-style Charles Lamoreux house (at left), the 1893 Gothic Revival Swedish Evangelical Lutheran Church, the 1894 Stick style Lyon house, the 1904 American Foursquare Parish house, the 1911 Craftsman Frank Lamoreux house, the 1924 Dutch Colonial Revival Garnich house, and the 1933 Georgian Revival Metternich house.|
|8||Coole Park Manor||
|351 Old Fort Rd.
||La Pointe||Summer home of the Hulls of Kansas City, overlooking Lake Superior, designed by Wilder and Wight and built in 1913 (or 1905?). Later Chateau Madeline.|
|9||Copper Falls State Park||
|WI 169, 1.8 miles (2.9 km) northeast of Mellen
||Morse||Scenic gorge where Copper Culture people probably mined copper. The state park was developed in the 1930s during the Great Depression by the Works Progress Administration and Civilian Conservation Corps.|
|310 Stuntz Ave.
||Ashland||Simple Neoclassical school designed by Ashland architect Henry Wildhagen.|
|11||Glidden State Bank||
|216 First St.
||Jacobs||Brownstone-faced bank building constructed in Romanesque style in 1905.|
|12||Hadland Fishing Camp||
|North of La Pointe on Rocky Island
||La Pointe||Norwegian immigrant Christian Hadland started this camp in 1938, and fished each year from late spring until fall. Site includes cabins, a shed for storing nets, an ice house, gill net winders, and drying frames.|
|13||La Pointe Indian Cemetery||
|S. Old Main St.
||La Pointe||Established in 1836 under La Pointe's Catholic mission headed by Father Baraga. Buried here is Chief Great Buffalo, who signed treaties for the Ojibwe with the U.S., and the Métis fur trader Michel Cadotte.|
|14||La Pointe Light Station||
|Long Island in Chequamagon Bay
||Bayfield||Light on 65 foot skeletal tower, started in 1895 to guide ore freighters between the islands. The WPA added the lightkeeper's house in 1939.|
|Off northeast shore of Long Island
||La Pointe||195 foot three-masted schooner built in 1873. On her last voyage in November 1886, dropped coal in Washburn, loaded 1256 tons of Gogebic iron ore at Ashland, and left for Cleveland. She sank in a snowstorm, with all crew lost.(See/link to )|
||Apostle Islands National Lakeshore||Remote island-camp from which men logged and fished since the 1890s. Site includes cabins, twine sheds, and fishing implements.|
||La Pointe||Site of Indian village and cemetery, probably from the 1700s and 1800s during fur trade era. Burials include nine copper bracelets.|
|18||Marion Park Pavilion||
||Glidden||Eight-sided dance hall with maple floor and domed roof, designed by Frank Huber and built in 1938 with help from the WPA.|
|5 miles (8.0 km) east of Michigan Island, Lake Superior
||La Pointe||235 foot wooden bulk freighter built in 1881 in Cleveland. On Oct 15, 1903, heading east with iron ore in fair weather, she sprang a leak and sank. The crew escaped.|
|20||Mellen City Hall||
|Bennett and Main Sts.
||Mellen||The Queen Anne style city hall designed by Henry Wildhagen and built in 1895 has housed police and fire department, an opera house on the second floor, a library, and now a museum.|
|1511 Ellis Ave.
||Ashland||Residence hall and one-time commons (with attached root cellar) at Northland College, designed by Thomas Shefchik and built in 1928.|
|7 miles (11 km) east of Michigan Island
||La Pointe vicinity||Graceful sailing schooner built in 1874 by Wolf & Davidson in Milwaukee. Her topmasts were removed in 1889 when she was converted to a barge. Sank in a storm in September 1903 while being towed with a load of iron ore out of Ashland.|
|23||Morty Site (47AS40)||
|24||NOQUEBAY (Schooner-Barge) Shipwreck Site||
||La Pointe||205 foot schooner-barge built in 1872 in Trenton, Michigan. On October 6, 1905 it was loaded with 600,000 board feet of hemlock lumber and being towed toward Bay City, Michigan when she caught fire and eventually sank.|
|25||Old Ashland Post Office||
|601 West Second St.
||Ashland||Monumental public building designed by Willoughby J. Edbrooke and built with locally quarried brownstone in 1892-93 as a post office. Has also housed a vocational school and now the city hall. It is considered by some the best example of Richardsonian Romanesque architecture in northern Wisconsin.|
|26||P-Flat Site (47AS47)||
|27||PRETORIA (schooner-barge) Shipwreck Site||
|One mile northeast of Outer Island.
||Bayfield||Huge 338 foot schooner-barge built in 1900 in West Bay City, Michigan. On Sept. 1, 1905 she left Superior with a load of iron ore, towed by a steamer heading for Chicago. They were caught by the same storm that sank the Sevona, and the Pretoria sank with 5 crew lost.|
|28||R.G. Stewart (shipwreck)||
||La Pointe||100 foot wooden passenger steamer built in 1878 in Buffalo. On June 4, 1899 she ran off course in a fog and ran aground on Michigan Island, then caught fire. One crewman died.|
|29||Rocky Island Historic District||
|Rocky Island, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore
||La Pointe vicinity||Cluster of fish camps on the east end of Rocky Island, small-scale enterprises operated from 1938 to 1958: Hadland, Benson, Edwards, Nelson & Erickson.|
|30||Security Savings Bank||
|212-214 W. 2nd St.
||Ashland||Richardsonian Romanesque bank designed by local architects Conover and Porter and built in 1889 in brick and brownstone. Later occupied by the Ashland Light, Power and Street Railway Company. In 1935 the lower exterior was refinished with black granite.|
|31||Soo Line Depot||
|Third Ave. W, at Fourth St.
||Ashland||Large Brownstone union depot built in 1889 by the Wisconsin Central Railway in Richardsonian Romanesque style.|
|32||T.H. Camp (shipwreck)||
||La Pointe||Steam-powered tugboat built in 1876. Served as a "purchase boat," collecting catch from remote fish camps as far away as Isle Royale or Canada. Sank in 1900.|
|33||Trout Point Logging Camp||
||Bayfield||Site of logging camp on Stockton Island where as many as 100 men worked from the 1890s to 1920.|
|417 Chapple Ave.
||Ashland||Queen Anne-styled depot designed by Charles Sumner Frost of Chicago and built in 1900.|
|1409 Ellis Ave.
||Ashland||Georgian Revival building designed by Thomas Shefchik and built in 1940 as a library at Northland College. Now offices.|
|36||West Second Street Historic District||
|W. 2nd St. from Ellis Ave. to 6th Ave.
||Ashland||45 contributing commercial buildings built from 1884 to 1937 varying in style from the Blue Ribbon Bar to the Northern National Bank and the Royal Theatre|
|37||Wheeler Hall, Northland College||
|1411 Ellis Ave.
||Ashland||The original building of Northland College, then called the North Wisconsin Academy. Designed by H. P. Padley of Madison in Richardsonian Romanesque style and built in 1893.|
|38||Lewis C. and Caroline Wilmarth House||
|622 Chapple Ave.
||Ashland||Georgian Revival mansion built in 1885 by Lewis Cass Wilmarth, Ashland's first banker. In 1918 a hospital wing was added, and the mansion end served as entry and offices for Ashland General Hospital until 1972. Now apartments.|
|913 3rd Ave. W.
||Ashland||Public school designed by local architect Henry Wildhagen with Palladian shape and brownstone accents and built in 1895, when Ashland was booming.|
||La Pointe||Site on a point of Madeline Island where Ojibwe, Odawa and Huron may have traded between 1600 and 1650. Later the site of Michel Cadotte's trading post, from roughly 1790 to 1833.|
|Name on the Register||Image||Date listed||Date removed||Location||City or town||Summary|
|1||Ashland Middle School||
||1000 Ellis Ave.
||Ashland||Brick and brownstone Neoclassical school designed by Henry Wildhagen. Served as high school from around 1904 until 1973, then as middle school.|
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