National Register of Historic Places listings in Chisago County, Minnesota facts for kids
This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Chisago County, Minnesota. It is intended to be a complete list of the properties and districts on the National Register of Historic Places in Chisago 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 18 properties and districts listed on the National Register in the county. A supplementary list includes three additional sites that were formerly listed on the National Register.
Chisago County's National Register properties reflect its role as an early focus of Euro-American settlement in Minnesota and its evolving land use. An intensive logging industry beginning in the 1830s gave way to agriculture, spurred by railroad access and increased European immigration—particularly Swedish immigration—by the 1870s. Several properties reflect the prosperity achieved by several individuals of this period in the county's booming trackside towns. Around the beginning of the 20th century, Chisago County developed a modest resort and tourism industry.
|Name on the Register||Image||Date listed||Location||City or town||Description|
|1||Gustaf Anderson House||
|13045 Lake Boulevard
||Lindstrom||1879 brick Italianate house of a notable settler and land speculator. Now a Chisago County Historical Society museum.|
|2||Angel's Hill Historic District||
|Roughly bounded by Military Rd. and Mill, Mulberry, and Government Sts.
||Taylors Falls||Architecturally cohesive mid-19th-century neighborhood of New England-style Greek Revival buildings, with 28 contributing properties including the 1854 Folsom House.|
|3||Archeological Site No. 21CH23||
||Taylors Falls||Shell midden accumulated from 600 to 1499 CE with very few artifacts, indicating a briefly but repeatedly used site for harvesting mussels that could illuminate Woodland period subistence and settlement patterns.|
|4||J.C. Carlson House||
|640 Bremer Ave., S.
||Rush City||1899 Queen Anne house designed by Augustus F. Gauger for the leading entrepreneur of Chisago County's leading railroad town.|
|5||Center City Historic District||
||Center City||Chisago County's best-preserved late-19th/early-20th-century residential district, whose 19 houses and one church also reflect the area's Swedish Lutheran heritage.|
|6||John Daubney House||
|767 River St.
||Taylors Falls||c. 1870 Italianate house purchased by a prominent early settler for his retirement in 1893.|
|7||Franconia Historic District||
|Roughly Cornelian, Summer, and Henry Sts.
||Franconia||Community of seven houses built 1850s–1880s embodying pioneer settlement on the St. Croix River.|
|4th St. and Bremer
||Rush City||Longstanding hotel built in 1896 during Rush City's peak as a stop on the St. Paul and Duluth Railroad.|
|9||Interstate State Park CCC/WPA/Rustic Style Campground||
|Off U.S. Route 8
||Taylors Falls vicinity||Six park structures built 1938–1941 significant as examples of New Deal federal work relief, early state park development, National Park Service rustic design, and landscape architecture.|
|10||Interstate State Park WPA/Rustic Style Historic District||
|Off U.S. Route 8
||Taylors Falls vicinity||Six park structures built 1920–1939 significant as examples of New Deal federal work relief, early state park development, National Park Service rustic design, and landscape architecture.|
|11||Frank A. Larson House||
|12625 Newell Ave.
||Lindstrom||c. 1898 summer home noted for its association with the local resort and tourism industry and its especially picturesque design.|
|County Highway 24
||Chisago Lake Township||1915 round barn, prominent symbol of Chisago County's early-20th-century dairy farming industry. Now a Chisago County Historical Society property.|
|13||Paul Munch House||
||Franconia||Rare Minnesota example, built c. 1855, of an affluent, late Greek Revival-style house. Also a contributing property to the Franconia Historic District.|
|360 Bench St. [now 190 2nd St.]
||Taylors Falls||Rare intact example, built 1853, of the modest Greek Revival houses once common in Minnesota Territory.|
|15||Point Douglas to Superior Military Road: Deer Creek Section||
|Off County Highway 16
||Amador Township||1853 section of the Point Douglas to Superior Military Road, some of the first transportation infrastructure in Minnesota. Now part of Wild River State Park's trail system.|
|County Highways 9 and 30
||Harris||Large Italianate house/inn built c. 1875, dating to a period of land speculation as Chisago County was settled. Also known as the George Flanders House.|
|17||Taylors Falls Public Library||
|473 Bench St.
||Taylors Falls||Example of an early small-town library as well as Carpenter Gothic and Stick style architecture, stemming from an 1887 conversion of an 1854 building.|
|18||Charles A. Victor House||
|30495 Park St.
||Lindstrom||c. 1905 house of one of the entrepreneurs who helped develop their respective Chisago County towns.|
|Name on the Register||Image||Date listed||Date removed||Location||City or town||Summary|
|1||Aaron Diffenbacher Farmhouse||
||County Highway 5
||Rushseba Township||Greek Revival farmhouse built c. 1868. Burned down by an accidental fire on April 3, 1985.|
|2||Chisago County Courthouse||
||Main St. (original address)
Current coordinates are
|Center City||1876 courthouse. Moved in 1990 for a new government center; now located on the Almelund Threshing Show Grounds with other preserved buildings.|
||4th St. and Ave. D
||Rush City||Prominent 1897 Romanesque Revival commercial building. Destroyed by a fire in 1981.|
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