National Register of Historic Places listings in Itasca County, Minnesota facts for kids
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.
|Name on the Register||Image||Date listed||Location||City or town||Description|
|1||Bigfork Village Hall||
|200 Main Ave.
||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||
|402 2nd St.
||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||
|200 Cole Ave.
||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.|
|N. Pokegama and 4th St.
||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||
|Off U.S. Route 169
||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||
|Clemson and Cole Aves., S.
||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||
|302 Roosevelt Ave.
||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||
|NW. Gayley and Cole Aves.
||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||
||Coleraine||Large 1911 frame house representative of mining company housing for managers.|
|10||Frank Gran Farmstead||
|County Highway 10
||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||
|Off County Highway 10
||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||
|Off U.S. Route 169
||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||
|506 5th St., SE.
||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||
|Minnesota Highway 38 in Chippewa National Forest
||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||
|Hatchery Rd. in Chippewa National Forest
||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||
||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||
|Off County Highway 7 in Scenic State Park
||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||
|Off County Highway 7 east of Bigfork
||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||
||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||
||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||
|County Highway 9 at the Mississippi River
||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.|
National Register of Historic Places listings in Itasca County, Minnesota Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.