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This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Itasca County, Minnesota. It is intended to be a complete list of the properties and districts on the National Register of Historic Places in Itasca 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 21 properties and districts listed on the National Register in the county.

This National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted March 31, 2017.

Current listings

Name on the Register Image Date listed Location City or town Description
1 Bigfork Village Hall
October 17, 2012
200 Main Ave.
47°44′38″N 93°39′17″W / 47.744009°N 93.654826°W / 47.744009; -93.654826 (Bigfork Village Hall)
Bigfork Fieldstone municipal hall built in 1936 with Works Progress Administration funds to provide a much-needed government and community center.
2 Bovey Village Hall
Bovey Village Hall
August 15, 1991
402 2nd St.
47°17′43″N 93°24′58″W / 47.2952°N 93.415986°W / 47.2952; -93.415986 (Bovey Village Hall)
Bovey Well-preserved example of a municipal hall built with federal assistance during the Great Depression, constructed 1934–5. Further noted as one of Minnesota's first Public Works Administration projects and for its eclectic period revival architecture.
3 Canisteo District General Office Building
Canisteo District General Office Building
April 22, 1982
200 Cole Ave.
47°17′11″N 93°25′26″W / 47.286402°N 93.42399°W / 47.286402; -93.42399 (Canisteo District General Office Building)
Coleraine 1908 brick office building, representative of mining company towns throughout the Mesabi Range. Demolished in the summer of 2013 by the City of Coleraine and the Greenway School District.
4 Central School
Central School
August 16, 1977
N. Pokegama and 4th St.
47°14′11″N 93°31′45″W / 47.236427°N 93.529122°W / 47.236427; -93.529122 (Central School)
Grand Rapids Landmark Richardsonian Romanesque school in use for 77 years, one of the first high schools in northern Minnesota outside of Duluth upon its completion in 1895, and one of the only intact 19th-century buildings remaining in Grand Rapids.
5 Church of the Good Shepherd
Church of the Good Shepherd
August 11, 1980
Off U.S. Route 169
47°17′14″N 93°25′46″W / 47.287224°N 93.429456°W / 47.287224; -93.429456 (Church of the Good Shepherd)
Coleraine Finely crafted log church built in 1908 by U.S. Steel as a religious and social center for its managerial class, reflecting the strict social hierarchy maintained by the mining companies and the lavish support for those in the upper ranks.
6 Coleraine Carnegie Library
Coleraine Carnegie Library
July 17, 1980
Clemson and Cole Aves., S.
47°17′14″N 93°25′28″W / 47.287195°N 93.424317°W / 47.287195; -93.424317 (Coleraine Carnegie Library)
Coleraine Carnegie library built in Neoclassical style in 1912 to educate and acculturate immigrant mine workers and their families, emblematic of the corporate paternalism of the region's iron mining companies.
7 Coleraine City Hall
Coleraine City Hall
June 18, 1992
302 Roosevelt Ave.
47°17′19″N 93°25′30″W / 47.288476°N 93.42502°W / 47.288476; -93.42502 (Coleraine City Hall)
Coleraine Renaissance Revival municipal hall built in 1910 to house Coleraine's government offices, fire department, jail, and auditorium as the community evolved from a mining company town to an incorporated village.
8 Coleraine Methodist Episcopal Church
Coleraine Methodist Episcopal Church
April 22, 1982
NW. Gayley and Cole Aves.
47°17′14″N 93°25′41″W / 47.287144°N 93.428013°W / 47.287144; -93.428013 (Coleraine Methodist Episcopal Church)
Coleraine Largest church on the western Mesabi Range, built 1908–9 with a lower-level YMCA. Significant as a major example of Shingle style architecture in northern Minnesota and a key element of the planned community of Coleraine.
9 General Superintendent's House
General Superintendent's House
April 22, 1982
Cole Ave.
47°17′11″N 93°25′22″W / 47.286507°N 93.422821°W / 47.286507; -93.422821 (General Superintendent's House)
Coleraine Large 1911 frame house representative of mining company housing for managers.
10 Frank Gran Farmstead
April 22, 1982
County Highway 10
47°12′22″N 93°18′21″W / 47.206111°N 93.305833°W / 47.206111; -93.305833 (Frank Gran Farmstead)
La Prairie vicinity Early-20th-century farm of a prosperous Finnish immigrant, representing Itasca County's few substantial agricultural operations in a post-logging region more characterized by subsistence farms.
11 Hartley Sugar Camp
April 22, 1982
Off County Highway 10
47°15′39″N 93°23′55″W / 47.260833°N 93.398611°W / 47.260833; -93.398611 (Hartley Sugar Camp)
Bovey vicinity Maple syruping complex with four log buildings constructed 1904–5 and a lodge built in 1909, a unique example of the hobby farms established by the era's wealthy Minnesotans.
12 Hill Annex Mine
Hill Annex Mine
August 1, 1986
Off U.S. Route 169
47°19′51″N 93°16′26″W / 47.33097°N 93.273754°W / 47.33097; -93.273754 (Hill Annex Mine)
Calumet vicinity Open-pit iron mine complex established in 1912, one of the most productive on the Mesabi Range, whose surviving buildings illustrate the early mining process. Now a state park.
13 Itasca Lumber Company Superintendent's House
April 22, 1982
506 5th St., SE.
47°19′39″N 93°47′16″W / 47.327578°N 93.787639°W / 47.327578; -93.787639 (Itasca Lumber Company Superintendent's House)
Deer River 1904 employee residence, the best surviving reminder of the region's largest lumber company, which played a major role in the development of Deer River and western Itasca County. Likely demolished (see talk page).
14 Marcell Ranger Station
Marcell Ranger Station
May 19, 1994
Minnesota Highway 38 in Chippewa National Forest
47°35′46″N 93°41′14″W / 47.596053°N 93.687345°W / 47.596053; -93.687345 (Marcell Ranger Station)
Marcell Township Well-preserved U.S. Forest Service administrative complex with five log structures built 1934–35, noted for its association with the expansion and development of Chippewa National Forest during the New Deal and for its fine National Park Service rustic architecture.
15 Old Cut Foot Sioux Ranger Station
Old Cut Foot Sioux Ranger Station
August 7, 1974
Hatchery Rd. in Chippewa National Forest
47°30′56″N 94°02′02″W / 47.515536°N 94.033859°W / 47.515536; -94.033859 (Old Cut Foot Sioux Ranger Station)
Squaw Lake vicinity One of the United States' oldest surviving National Forest ranger stations, built in 1904. Maintained as a visitor attraction.
16 Oliver Boarding House
Oliver Boarding House
April 22, 1982
Jessie St.
47°19′18″N 93°18′08″W / 47.321741°N 93.302153°W / 47.321741; -93.302153 (Oliver Boarding House)
Marble Only boarding house operated by the Oliver Iron Mining Company remaining in the western Mesabi Range, built circa 1909 to address the constant housing shortages caused by the influx of mine workers.
17 Scenic State Park CCC/Rustic Style Service Yard
Scenic State Park CCC/Rustic Style Service Yard
June 8, 1992
Off County Highway 7 in Scenic State Park
47°42′16″N 93°33′47″W / 47.704383°N 93.563175°W / 47.704383; -93.563175 (Scenic State Park CCC/Rustic Style Service Yard)
Bigfork vicinity Four structures built 1934–35, the only all-log support facilities remaining in a Minnesota state park. Also significant as examples of New Deal federal work relief, state park development, and National Park Service rustic architecture.
18 Scenic State Park CCC/WPA/Rustic Style Historic Resources
Scenic State Park CCC/WPA/Rustic Style Historic Resources
June 8, 1992
Off County Highway 7 east of Bigfork
47°43′14″N 93°34′10″W / 47.72042°N 93.569473°W / 47.72042; -93.569473 (Scenic State Park CCC/WPA/Rustic Style Historic Resources)
Bigfork vicinity Six park facilities built 1934–35 (including one with original furniture and paintings) significant as examples of New Deal federal work relief, state park development, and National Park Service rustic log architecture.
19 Turtle Oracle Mound
Turtle Oracle Mound
August 27, 1974
Address restricted
Squaw Lake vicinity Rare intaglio (inverse mound), shaped like a turtle, commemorating battles between the Dakota and Ojibwe in the 18th century.
20 White Oak Point Site
White Oak Point Site
October 18, 1972
Address restricted
Zemple vicinity Site almost continuously inhabited for more than 10,000 years. Features six burial mounds and the locations of an Ojibwe village and a British fur trading post.
21 Winnibigoshish Lake Dam
Winnibigoshish Lake Dam
May 11, 1982
County Highway 9 at the Mississippi River
47°25′45″N 94°03′07″W / 47.429056°N 94.052024°W / 47.429056; -94.052024 (Winnibigoshish Lake Dam)
Inger 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 Cass County.
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