National Register of Historic Places listings in Crow Wing County, Minnesota facts for kids
This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Crow Wing County, Minnesota. It is intended to be a complete list of the properties and districts on the National Register of Historic Places in Crow Wing 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 35 properties and districts listed on the National Register in the county.
|Name on the Register||Image||Date listed||Location||City or town||Description|
|1||Brainerd Public Library||
|206 N. 7th St.
||Brainerd||1904 Carnegie library, a well-preserved example of the 65 originally built in Minnesota. Also noted for its prominent Neoclassical architecture.|
|2||Brainerd Water Tower||
|Washington at 6th St.
||Brainerd||Nation's first municipal water tower built entirely out of concrete, constructed 1918–21; an innovation in water storage and a distinctive regional landmark.|
|3||Bridge No. 5265-Garrison||
|U.S. Route 169 near Mille Lacs Lake
||Garrison||1938 bridge consisting of a modular iron-plate arch and fine stone masonry, one of the finest examples of a style used in many of Minnesota's New Deal bridge projects.|
|4||H. H. Broach House||
||Pequot Lakes||Mid-1920s summer estate also known as Shawano House, significant for its impressive rustic architecture of log and stone.|
|5||A.L. Cole Memorial Building||
|4285 Tower Square
||Pequot Lakes||1937 municipal hall illustrating the long-lived benefits of New Deal funding, from providing jobs during its construction to serving as a key venue for numerous local events, and generating revenue 1941–1967 as a civic movie theater. Now houses a senior center and museum.|
|6||Crow Wing County Courthouse and Jail||
|326 Laurel St.
||Brainerd||Long-serving government center, consisting of a 1916 jail/sheriff's residence (now a museum) and a courthouse (built 1919–20) further noted as Crow Wing County's most prominent public building and an exemplary fruit of the City Beautiful movement.|
|7||Crow Wing State Park||
|Off Minnesota Highway 371
||Baxter 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 Cass and Morrison Counties.|
|27 E. Forest Rd.
||Deerwood||Exemplary multipurpose municipal building funded by the New Deal, built 1935–7 using local split stone. Also noted as Minnesota's largest project by the State Emergency Relief Administration and a longstanding venue for community events.|
|9||Elevated Metal Water Tank, Crosby||
|Western side of 1st Ave. E., between 1st and 2nd Sts., N.
||Crosby||Water tower built between 1912 and 1918, one of the few remnants of the extensive civic infrastructure funded by unexpectedly high tax revenue generated by mining properties during the development of the Cuyuna Range. Likely demolished (see talk page).|
|10||Elevated Metal Water Tank, Cuyuna||
|Northern side of North St. west of Chicago Ave.
||Cuyuna||1912 water tower, one of the few remnants of the extensive civic infrastructure funded by unexpectedly high tax revenue generated by mining properties during the development of the Cuyuna Range.|
|11||Elevated Metal Water Tank, Deerwood||
|211 Maple St.
||Deerwood||1914 water tower, one of the few remnants of the extensive civic infrastructure funded by unexpectedly high tax revenue generated by mining properties during the development of the Cuyuna Range.|
|12||Elevated Metal Water Tank, Ironton||
|Southern side of 7th St. west of Viola Ave.
||Ironton||1913 water tower, one of the few remnants of the extensive civic infrastructure funded by unexpectedly high tax revenue generated by mining properties during the development of the Cuyuna Range. Likely demolished (see talk page).|
|13||Elevated Metal Water Tank, Trommald||
||Trommald||1918 water tower, one of the few remnants of the extensive civic infrastructure funded by unexpectedly high tax revenue generated by mining properties during the development of the Cuyuna Range.|
|14||Wilford H. Fawcett House||
|9252 Breezy Point Dr.
||Breezy Point||Lodge-like summer home with guest rooms, built in the mid-1920s. Noted for its well crafted rustic architecture and association with Wilford Fawcett (1885–1940), founder of Fawcett Publications. Now a rental property within a lake resort.|
|15||Fort Flatmouth Mounds||
||Crosslake vicinity||Elliptical group of mounds once misidentified as a fortification, significant for its information potential as a unique site in a region whose numerous mounds and villages indicate a long span of indigenous occupation.|
|16||Franklin Junior High School||
|1001 Kingwood St.
||Brainerd||Junior high school building whose 1932 original wing and 1954 addition reflect the evolving, research-based national standards for middle school design. Now the Franklin Arts Center.|
|Jct. of U.S. 169 & MN 18
||Garrison||Large highway wayside built 1936–39 by the Civilian Conservation Corps, centerpiece of an early and extensive roadside development project. Also noted for its blend of formalism and National Park Service rustic design.|
||Crosslake vicinity||Two separate but nearly parallel groups of linear mounds, undated but well preserved.|
|19||Grand View Lodge||
|23521 Nokomis Ave.
||Nisswa||Lake resort with two notable buildings: a main lodge constructed in the mid-1920s with some of north central Minnesota's most elaborate rustic log architecture, and a 1918 lodge that was one of the region's earliest.|
|20||Werner Hemstead House||
|303 N. 4th St.
||Brainerd||House built circa 1900, significant for its locally unique Neoclassical architecture and its association with prominent Brainerd politician and commerce leader Werner Hempstead (1860–1952).|
|21||Ironton City Hall||
|309 3rd St.
||Ironton||Multipurpose municipal hall built in 1917, center of Ironton's governmental and civic life by housing the city's offices, fire department, library, jail, and an auditorium that hosted numerous community organizations and events.|
|22||Ironton Sintering Plant Complex||
|County Highway 30
||Crosby||1924 sintering facility with eight contributing properties—the second major beneficiation plant ever built in the United States, illustrating a key innovation in the iron and steel industry to exploit low-grade iron ore.|
|23||Kenney Lake Overlook||
|MN 18, 900 ft. SW. of N. Kenney Lake Ln.
||Garrison vicinity||1939 wayside significant as a key component of a major highway improvement project, for representing the work of the CCC Veterans Division and the earliest scenic improvements of the Minnesota Highway Department, and for its fine National Park Service rustic design.|
|24||Milford Mine Historic District||
|1 mile southwest of junction of MN 6 and County Road 30
||Wolford vicinity||Remains of the Milford Mine, active 1912–1932 and site of Minnesota's worst mining disaster, in which 41 miners were killed February 2, 1924. Now a memorial county park.|
|25||Minnesota and International Railroad Freight House and Shelter Shed||
|County Highway 30
||Nisswa vicinity||Open-air railway shelter built circa 1918, the only surviving example in North Central Minnesota and a reminder of the railroad-dependent early years of the summer resort industry. Better known as the Lake Hubert Depot.|
|24621 S. Clark Lake Rd.
||Nisswa||Rare surviving example of the region's earliest resorts, with three wood-frame buildings constructed from the 1890s to the 1920s before rustic architecture became the style of choice.|
|27||Northern Pacific Railroad Shops Historic District||
|Roughly bounded by the Burlington Northern railroad tracks, Laurel, and 13th Sts.
||Brainerd||One of Minnesota's few surviving examples of a large railroad maintenance complex, with 12 contributing properties built 1882–1938, and the best reminder of Brainerd's leading employer, the Northern Pacific Railway, from the 1870s to the 1960s.|
|623 Laurel St.
||Brainerd||Highly intact example of an early-20th-century commercial block, built in 1909, and host to numerous local businesses including one of Brainerd's first two banks.|
|29||Red River Trail: Crow Wing Section||
|Off County Highway 27 in Crow Wing State Park
||Baxter vicinity||Well-preserved fragment of the Woods Trail route of the Red River Trails, in use 1844–1871, that runs 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from a Mississippi River crossing through the townsite of Old Crow Wing. Now a hiking trail.|
|30||St. Alban's Bay Culvert at Mille Lacs Lake||
|U.S. Route 169, 800 ft. N. of Cty. Rd. 26
||Garrison vicinity||Rare example of a bridge built by the state highway department's recreational development division, constructed 1938–39 as part of an extensive New Deal project along the shore of Mille Lacs Lake. Also noted for its National Park Service rustic design.|
|31||Sebre Lake Site (21-CW-55)||
||Fort Ripley vicinity||One of the richest archaeological sites in the Nokasippi River Valley, yielding habitation and burial features accumulated over 4,000 years of episodic use from the Archaic to the Late Woodland period.|
|32||Soo Line Depot||
|1st St., N. and 1st Ave., E.
||Crosby||1910 railway station that was an essential conduit for the arrival of goods and people and the export of iron ore during central Crow Wing County's major economic boom. Now a museum.|
|Curtis Ave. and 4th St.
||Ironton||1913 hotel with multiple commercial spaces and grandly designed architecture, illustrating the scale of civic development anticipated but never fully achieved during the boom years of the Cuyuna Range.|
|34||St. Columba Mission Site||
||Nisswa vicinity||Site of an Episcopal mission to the Ojibwe in use 1852–1862, offering a well-dated archaeological assemblage to illuminate the lives of Minnesota's early missionaries and their converts.|
|35||Upper Hay Lake Archeological District||
||Jenkins vicinity||About 75 linear mounds—including one of the state's longest at 725 feet (221 m)—plus the sites of a village and a portage, indicating an area of substantial activity during the Blackduck phase of the Late Woodland period.|
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