National Register of Historic Places listings in Cass County, Minnesota facts for kids
This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Cass County, Minnesota. It is intended to be a complete list of the properties and districts on the National Register of Historic Places in Cass 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 19 properties and districts listed on the National Register in the county. A supplementary list includes two additional sites that were formerly listed on the National Register.
|Name on the Register||Image||Date listed||Location||City or town||Description|
|1||Battle Point (21CA12)||
|6 mi (9.7 km) west of County Highway 8 on Leech Lake in Battleground State Forest
||Leech Lake Indian Reservation||Site of the 1898 Battle of Sugar Point, the last engagement between Native Americans and the U.S. military, which prompted changes in federal timber management. Also contains burials and archaeological resources from precontact Siouan and postcontact Ojibwe occupations.|
|2||Brainerd and Northern Minnesota–Minnesota and International Railway Depot||
|102 Barclay Ave. W.
||Pine River||1895 railway station that led to the establishment of Pine River on a major new logging route laid by the Brainerd and Northern Minnesota Railway.|
|329 Cleveland Ave.
||Walker||1922 example of the first-class resort hotels built in Cass County at the dawn of the automobile era.|
|4||Chippewa Agency Historic District||
||Pillager vicinity||Location of a key indian agency active 1851–1869, hub of the region's mid-19th-century activity. District also includes the sites of a prehistoric mound and village, an early road, the first logging camp on the Crow Wing River, and Hole in the Day's assassination in 1868.|
|205 Minnesota Ave.
||Walker||Unique example—built 1934–36—of the municipal facilities funded by New Deal federal relief programs, featuring a visitor center, wildlife museum, rock garden, and offices used by numerous New Deal services.|
|6||Crow Wing State Park||
|Off Minnesota Highway 371
||Pillager vicinity||Long-used site at a key travel junction associated with the Dakota/Ojibwe territorial conflict and the early town of Old Crow Wing, whose abandonment in the 1880s uniquely preserves the succession of the Native American, fur trade, and logging eras. Extends into Crow Wing and Morrison Counties.|
|7||Great Northern Railway Company Bridge||
|Southwest of Cass Lake off Minnesota Highway 371
||Cass Lake vicinity||Railroad bridge built circa 1915 with a swing section to accommodate lumber shipping on the Steamboat River, representing the interplay of the logging and railroad industries in northern Minnesota. Now carries the Heartland State Trail.|
|8||Gull Lake Mounds Site||
|Gull Lake Recreation Area
||Pillager vicinity||Rare surviving mound group in a rapidly developing resort region, with 12 complete burial mounds dating from 800 BCE–200 CE and 500–900 CE.|
|9||Hole-in-the-Day House Site||
||Pillager vicinity||Site of an early-1850s farmhouse built for prominent Ojibwe leader Hole in the Day (c. 1825–1868), who espoused strategic enculturation as a way to advance tribal interests.|
|10||Minnesota State Sanatorium for Consumptives||
|7232 Ah-Gwah-Ching Rd., NW.
||Walker vicinity||Minnesota's most significant tuberculosis treatment center, also known as Ah-Gwah-Ching; in operation 1906–1962. Demolished in 2008.|
||Backus vicinity||Long-used habitation site containing evidence of Late Woodland period seasonal villages, historical Ojibwe burials, a logging camp established in 1885, and the original townsite of Backus (abandoned in 1902).|
|12||Pine River to Woman Lake and Longville Stagecoach Road-Widow Lake Segment Historic District||
||Hackensack vicinity||Only intact segment of an early road which, from 1890 to 1930, was an essential conduit in opening the area to logging, homesteading, and outdoor recreation.|
|13||Rice Lake Hut Rings||
||Pillager vicinity||Four large depressions thought to be remnants of Native American earth lodges from the Contact era or just prior.|
|14||Sherwood Forest Lodge Complex||
|County Highway 77
||Lake Shore||Highly intact example of north-central Minnesota's early lake resorts, with a main lodge and 20 cabins built around 1929. Also noted for its finely crafted rustic architecture.|
|15||Soo Line Depot||
|Off Main St.
||Remer||Circa-1910 railway station noted as a well-preserved example of the Soo Line's standard second-class depots and for its associations with the establishment and development of Remer.|
|16||South Pike Bay Site||
|South Pike Bay Campground, Chippewa National Forest
||Cass Lake vicinity||Beach terraces on Cass Lake yielding extensive archaeological resources from repeated encampment during the Late Paleoindian/Early Archaic transition and again throughout the Woodland period.|
|17||Supervisor's Office Headquarters||
|200 Ash Ave. NW
||Cass Lake||1935 headquarters of Chippewa National Forest, significant for its chinkless log construction in traditional Scandinavian style and its association with the federal work relief projects of the New Deal.|
|18||Winnibigoshish Lake Dam||
|County Highway 9 at the Mississippi River
||Bena vicinity||Dam built 1899–1900, associated with the first and largest of the reservoirs created in the region as a federal project to control the flow of the Upper Mississippi River. Extends into Itasca County.|
|1510 U.S. Route 2
||Bena||Eye-catching 1933 gas station and motel complex, a rare well-preserved example of a business built to attract early highway travelers. Now the Big Winnie General Store and RV Park.|
|Name on the Register||Image||Date listed||Date removed||Location||City or town||Summary|
|1||Julius Neils House||
||North 3rd Street
||Cass Lake||1900 frame house of a lumber entrepreneur. Burned down in 2005.|
|2||Sixth Street Commercial Building||
||525 6th St.
||Walker||1910 brick store. Demolished in 1985.|
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