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This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Iowa County, Wisconsin. It is intended to provide a comprehensive listing of entries in the National Register of Historic Places that are located in Iowa 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.

Iowa County Historical Society building in Dodgeville
This National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted March 24, 2017.

Current listings

Name on the Register Image Date listed Location City or town Description
1 Archeological Site No. 47Ia167
Archeological Site No. 47Ia167
August 21, 1992
Address Restricted
2 Archeological Site No. 47Ia168
Archeological Site No. 47Ia168
August 21, 1992
Address Restricted
3 William Henry Brisbane House
William Henry Brisbane House
September 13, 1990
Reimann Rd., .6 mi. S of US 14
43°09′12″N 89°54′33″W / 43.153333°N 89.909167°W / 43.153333; -89.909167 (William Henry Brisbane House)
Arena Unusual (for Wisconsin) 2.5 story Gothic Revival-styled I-house, built in 1868 for Brisbane, a former South Carolina slave owner who became a nationally prominent abolitionist.
4 Carden Rockshelter
Carden Rockshelter
August 5, 1993
Address Restricted
5 Cassidy Farmhouse
Cassidy Farmhouse
September 29, 1986
Off WI K N of US 18/151
43°01′26″N 89°53′23″W / 43.023889°N 89.889722°W / 43.023889; -89.889722 (Cassidy Farmhouse)
Barneveld 2-story Greek Revival-styled house with walls of locally-quarried limestone, built in 1860. Henry and Sarah Cassidy were early settlers in Barneveld.
6 DNR No. 4 Rockshelter
DNR No. 4 Rockshelter
January 30, 1991
Address Restricted
7 DNR No. 5 Archeological Site
DNR No. 5 Archeological Site
May 21, 1992
Address Restricted
8 Dodge Mining Camp Cabin
Dodge Mining Camp Cabin
September 1, 2005
205 E. Fountain St.
42°57′32″N 90°07′44″W / 42.958889°N 90.128889°W / 42.958889; -90.128889 (Dodge Mining Camp Cabin)
Dodgeville Settlement-era log cabin built in 1827, possibly by Henry Dodge, who led one of the first lead-mining parties into the area. Remodeled in the 1840s with clapboard siding and trim.
9 Gottschall Site (47Ia80)
Gottschall Site (47Ia80)
June 30, 1983
Address Restricted
Highland Sandstone rockshelter where rituals were performed from at least 500 B.C. to 1100 A.D. Artifacts include a painted sandstone head and a rock painting which seems to depict Red Horn, a Siouan hero.
10 Grove Street Historic District
Grove Street Historic District
September 29, 1986
304-316 Grove St.
43°00′59″N 89°53′58″W / 43.016389°N 89.899444°W / 43.016389; -89.899444 (Grove Street Historic District)
Barneveld Group of six modest homes and landscaping which survived the Barneveld tornado of 1984, giving a sample of how Barneveld looked before the disaster. They are the 1901 Osborn house (pictured at left), the 1901 Peterson house, the 1910 Doescher house, the 1910 Manteufel house, the 1910 Carden house, and the 1925 Vollen bungalow.
11 Harris House
Harris House
September 29, 1986
202 W. Wood St.
43°00′57″N 89°53′54″W / 43.015833°N 89.898333°W / 43.015833; -89.898333 (Harris House)
Barneveld Queen Anne home with unusual lintels above the windows, built around 1890 by the owner of the local lumberyard, in hopes of renting rooms to visitors to a local mineral spring.
12 Hole-in-the-Wall No. 1 Cave
Hole-in-the-Wall No. 1 Cave
January 30, 1991
Address Restricted
13 Hyde Chapel
Hyde Chapel
October 13, 1988
1 mi. S of CTH H on CTH T
43°04′16″N 89°57′56″W / 43.071111°N 89.965556°W / 43.071111; -89.965556 (Hyde Chapel)
Ridgeway Wooden Greek Revival-styled rural church built in 1862 by English and Welsh settlers. Also the cemetery, with burials older than the building.
14 Ihm House
Ihm House
September 29, 1986
203 N. Garfield St.
43°00′59″N 89°53′44″W / 43.016389°N 89.895556°W / 43.016389; -89.895556 (Ihm House)
Barneveld Ornate Queen Anne cottage built around 1891 by Fred Lampop, who owned a livery stable and farm machine business.
15 Iowa County Courthouse
Iowa County Courthouse
February 1, 1972
SW corner of Iowa and Chapel Sts.
42°57′41″N 90°07′51″W / 42.961503°N 90.130894°W / 42.961503; -90.130894 (Iowa County Courthouse)
Dodgeville Temple-style Greek Revival courthouse, designed by Ernest Wiesen of Mineral Point and built in 1859 of locally-quarried limestone by Cornish stoneworkers. Additions followed in 1893, 1927, etc. Oldest continuously used courthouse in Wisconsin.
16 Iowa Street Historic District
Iowa Street Historic District
September 6, 1996
Roughly, Iowa St. from Division St. to Diagonal St.
42°57′40″N 90°07′49″W / 42.961111°N 90.130278°W / 42.961111; -90.130278 (Iowa Street Historic District)
Dodgeville Dodgeville's old downtown, including the 1859 Greek Revival Iowa County Courthouse, the 1888 Italianate-styled Ford hardware store, the 1901 Queen Anne Auditorium (opera house), the 1919 Neoclassical-styled First National Bank, the 1922 Commercial Craftsman Pollard harness shop, and the 1940 Art Deco Commonwealth Telephone Company.
17 David J. and Maggie Jones House
David J. and Maggie Jones House
May 19, 1994
201 E. Swayne St. (now 1121 Professional Dr.)
42°58′18″N 90°07′41″W / 42.971667°N 90.128056°W / 42.971667; -90.128056 (David J. and Maggie Jones House)
Dodgeville Italianate-styled frame house built in 1878 for J.C. Hocking, Cornish immigrant, miner and businessman. Occupied from 1879 by David J. Jones, Welsh immigrant, Civil War veteran, miner, and real estate speculator.
18 Kittleson House
Kittleson House
September 29, 1986
104 W. Wood St.
43°00′59″N 89°53′50″W / 43.016389°N 89.897222°W / 43.016389; -89.897222 (Kittleson House)
Barneveld American Foursquare house with Queen-Anne-ish decorative shinglework in the dormers, built in 1911 for William Dagenhardt, who owned a warehouse.
19 Linden High School
Linden High School
November 4, 1993
344 E. Main St.
42°54′56″N 90°16′07″W / 42.915556°N 90.268611°W / 42.915556; -90.268611 (Linden High School)
Linden 2-story brick high school designed by H.T. Liebert of Antigo in German Renaissance Revival style and built by Thomas Cretney of Ridgeville in 1913, when zinc-mining was booming in Linden. Grades 1-8 resided on the first floor, high school on the 2nd, and a science lab on 3rd. Razed in 1996.
20 Linden Methodist Church
Linden Methodist Church
October 19, 1978
Main and Church Sts.
42°55′03″N 90°16′26″W / 42.9175°N 90.273889°W / 42.9175; -90.273889 (Linden Methodist Church)
Linden Limestone-block church designed by Thomas Blake and built by Cornish masons for the Methodist congregation in 1851. In 1870 they added a pine and walnut balcony around three walls inside, and around 1877 the steeple.
21 Mayland Cave
Mayland Cave
December 22, 1978
Address Restricted
22 McCoy Rock Art Site
McCoy Rock Art Site
April 19, 1991
Address Restricted
23 Mineral Point Hill
Mineral Point Hill
October 26, 1972
Roughly bounded by WI 23, Copper, Dodge, and Shake Rag Sts.
42°51′36″N 90°10′16″W / 42.86°N 90.171111°W / 42.86; -90.171111 (Mineral Point Hill)
Mineral Point Hill across from Shake Rag Street where most of Mineral Point's lead was mined from 1830 to 1855. Also the site of the Merry Christmas zinc mine, opened around 1906.
24 Mineral Point Historic District
Mineral Point Historic District
July 30, 1971
Roughly bounded by Ross, Shake Rag, 9th, and Bend Sts.
42°51′54″N 90°10′37″W / 42.865°N 90.176944°W / 42.865; -90.176944 (Mineral Point Historic District)
Mineral Point Historic part of the early lead-mining community and Wisconsin's 3rd oldest city, including limestone cottages on Shake Rag Street built by Cornish lead miners in the 1830s and 40s, the 1838 Greek Revival Odd Fellows Hall, the 1839 Greek Revival Moses Strong house, the 1845 Gothic Revival Trinity Episcopal church, the 1849 Boomtown style Washburn and Woodman Bank, the c. 1850 Federal style Wade house, the 1856 Depot, and the 1878 Mineral Springs Brewery.
25 Old Rock School
Old Rock School
December 18, 1978
914 Bequette St.
42°58′07″N 90°07′59″W / 42.968611°N 90.133056°W / 42.968611; -90.133056 (Old Rock School)
Dodgeville 2-story school built of coursed limestone rubble by Cornish immigrant Thomas Carkeek in 1853 - one of Dodgeville's first two permanent schools. Converted to a residence in 1882, and restored to historical form around 1970.
26 Pendarvis
January 25, 1971
114 Shake Rag St.
42°51′50″N 90°10′21″W / 42.863889°N 90.1725°W / 42.863889; -90.1725 (Pendarvis)
Mineral Point Three cottages of early lead-miners, built of local limestone in the 1840s, facing the hill where they mined. Pendarvis is the name of one, which resembles a Cornish cottage. Restored starting in 1935, and now a historical museum.
27 Plum Grove Primitive Methodist Church
Plum Grove Primitive Methodist Church
April 27, 1995
Co. Rd. BB, 0.7 mi. S of jct. with US 18/151
42°58′04″N 90°01′11″W / 42.967778°N 90.019722°W / 42.967778; -90.019722 (Plum Grove Primitive Methodist Church)
Ridgeway Small Gothic Revival-style church, built in 1882 by a Methodist faction which split off over whether an organ should accompany the choir. Re-used as a community hall in 1934.
28 Pulaski Presbyterian Church Complex
Pulaski Presbyterian Church Complex
May 22, 2013
6757 County Road P
43°08′26″N 90°24′14″W / 43.140601°N 90.403877°W / 43.140601; -90.403877 (Pulaski Presbyterian Church Complex)
Pulaski Wooden Gothic Revival-styled church, built in 1874 by the rural Presbyterian congregation to replace an earlier log church. Also the wooden schoolhouse built in 1901.
29 Rainbow Cave
Rainbow Cave
June 23, 1995
Address Restricted
30 Roberts House
Roberts House
September 1, 1988
302 Front St.
43°01′04″N 89°53′47″W / 43.017778°N 89.896389°W / 43.017778; -89.896389 (Roberts House)
Barneveld 1.5-story bungalow designed and built around 1920 by John Lewis.
31 Roethlisberger House
Roethlisberger House
September 29, 1986
205 N. Grove St.
43°00′53″N 89°53′54″W / 43.014722°N 89.898333°W / 43.014722; -89.898333 (Roethlisberger House)
Barneveld Gabled-ell house with Queen Ann-styled windows and decorative shingles, probably constructed in the 1880s.
32 Sawle Mound Group Archeological District
Sawle Mound Group Archeological District
June 7, 1991
Address Restricted
33 Shiprock Rockshelter
Shiprock Rockshelter
May 21, 1992
Address Restricted
43°08′45″N 90°17′21″W / 43.145833°N 90.289167°W / 43.145833; -90.289167 (Shiprock Rockshelter)
34 Shot Tower
Shot Tower
April 3, 1973
SE of Spring Green in Tower Hill State Park
43°09′01″N 90°02′48″W / 43.150278°N 90.046667°W / 43.150278; -90.046667 (Shot Tower)
Spring Green Reconstructed 1831 shot tower where regionally mined lead was manufactured into lead shot.
35 Spensley Farm
Spensley Farm
April 14, 1997
1126 WI QQ, E of jct. with WI 39
42°52′07″N 90°12′04″W / 42.868611°N 90.201111°W / 42.868611; -90.201111 (Spensley Farm)
Mineral Point Center of operations of British immigrant James Spensley, including the site of his lead-smelting furnace, his Italianate-styled limestone house built in the 1850s, the barn where he bred cattle, his spring house, and ruins of various other structures.
36 Taliesin
April 14, 1973
2 mi. S of Spring Green on WI 23
43°08′26″N 90°04′22″W / 43.140556°N 90.072778°W / 43.140556; -90.072778 (Taliesin)
Spring Green Home, studio and farm complex of architect Frank Lloyd Wright, built in 1911 and rebuilt and modified after fires and Wright's new ideas. Includes Wright's home, the 1902 Hillside Home School, the 1938 Midway Farms, and the 1896 Romeo and Juliet Windmill.
37 Thomas Stone Barn
Thomas Stone Barn
March 29, 2001
7777 WI 18-151
43°00′29″N 89°55′23″W / 43.008056°N 89.923056°W / 43.008056; -89.923056 (Thomas Stone Barn)
Brigham Largely intact barn built around 1881 for Welshman Walter Thomas, with high limestone walls and gable roof, originally built for sheltering stock and hay, and later adapted for dairying.
38 Unity Chapel
Unity Chapel
July 18, 1974
S of Spring Green off WI 23
43°07′57″N 90°03′39″W / 43.1325°N 90.060833°W / 43.1325; -90.060833 (Unity Chapel)
Spring Green 1886 Shingle style chapel designed by Joseph Lyman Silsbee, with assistance from his protege Frank Lloyd Wright, for Wright's Unitarian minister uncle Jenkin Lloyd Jones.
39 Wyoming Valley School
Wyoming Valley School
June 14, 2016
6306 WI 23
43°07′07″N 90°06′49″W / 43.118679°N 90.113515°W / 43.118679; -90.113515 (Wyoming Valley School)
Wyoming Two-room grade school, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and built in 1957 in the valley where Wright spent summers as a boy. Now serves as a local cultural center.
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