National Register of Historic Places listings in Kandiyohi County, Minnesota facts for kids
This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Kandiyohi County, Minnesota. It is intended to be a complete list of the properties and districts on the National Register of Historic Places in Kandiyohi 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 15 properties and districts listed on the National Register in the county. One property, the Mount Tom Lookout Shelter, was removed.
|Name on the Register||Image||Date listed||Location||City or town||Description|
|1||John Bosch Farmstead||
|County Road 4
||Lake Lillian vicinity||Farmstead of John Bosch (1898–1978), a founder and leader of the Farmers' Holiday Association, the nation's most radical and successful agricultural protest movement of the Great Depression. Comprises seven contributing properties built 1885–1936.|
|2||Andreas, Johanna, Anna and Frank E. Broman Farmstead||
|Off County Road 8 between Swan Lake and Kasota Lake
||Kandiyohi vicinity||Unusually intact example of west-central Minnesota's late-19th-century farmsteads, with structures dating to 1885; occupied by three generations of a family representative of the region's Swedish American populace.|
|3||District No. 55 School||
|County Highway 13
||Willmar vicinity||1907 school significant as one of the key meeting sites where the Farmers' Holiday Association was organized in the early 1930s. Also known as the Svea School.|
|4||Lars and Guri Endreson House||
|Off County Highway 5
||Willmar vicinity||Circa-1858 log cabin, one of Kandiyohi County's oldest buildings on its original site and a rare vestige of its Euro-American settlement prior to the Dakota War of 1862, in which numerous pioneers were killed (including two Endresons) and most of the rest abandoned the area for several years. Now a museum.|
|322 Atlantic Ave.
||Atwater||Prominent and rare surviving example of west-central Minnesota's railroad-era downtown hotels, built in 1904 to attract commerce.|
|6||Kasota Lake Site||
|County Rd. 134; east shore of Kasota Lake
||Kandiyohi vicinity||Pre-contact domestic site with well-stratified ceramic artifacts, indicating 2,700 years of use across the Woodland, Plains Village, and Oneota periods.|
|407 Litchfield Ave. SW, 302 4th St. SW
||Willmar||1927 hotel that provided Willmar's finest accommodations to traveling salesmen and tourists and a popular social venue to locals.|
|8||A. Larson & Co. Building||
|539 W. Pacific Ave.
||Willmar||1876 commercial building expanded circa 1885, noted for its well-preserved Italianate architecture and association with the early development of Willmar as a railroad town.|
|9||Sibley State Park CCC/Rustic Style Historic District||
|Off U.S. Route 71 west of New London
||New London vicinity||19 park facilities built 1935–38, significant as highly intact examples of New Deal federal work relief, early state park development, National Park Service rustic design, and successful master planning.|
|10||John M. Spicer House||
|515 7th St., NW.
||Willmar||House built circa 1873 for businessman John M. Spicer (1841–1928), the most influential figure in Kandiyohi County's settlement through his rail and townsite developments. Demolished in 2014.|
|11||John M. Spicer Summer House and Farm||
|600 S. Lake Ave.
||Spicer vicinity||Well-preserved early-20th-century summer home complex in a popular resort area. Also associated with influential land developer John M. Spicer (1841–1928). Now the Spicer Castle Inn & Restaurant.|
|311 6th St., SW.
||Willmar||Municipal auditorium built 1935–38 as a major work relief project. Also noted for its fine Moderne architecture and interior artwork.|
|13||Willmar Hospital Farm for Inebriates Historic District||
|Off U.S. Route 71
||Willmar||Minnesota's most intact early state hospital complex, with 22 contributing properties built 1912–1933, exemplifying the era's novel cottage-based design and the work of Clarence H. Johnston Sr. Now the MinnWest Technology Campus.|
|14||Willmar Municipal Airport||
|2321 Airport Dr.
||Willmar||Airport established in 1934 as a federal work relief project, with a 1941 hangar built by the National Youth Administration. Also associated with prominent longtime manager John L. Rice (serving 1945–1983).|
|15||Willmar Tribune Building||
|311 4th St., SW.
||Willmar||Newspaper office active 1920–1980, associated with the regionally influential Willmar Daily Tribune and its longtime owner-turned-politician Victor E. Lawson (1871–1960), a prominent advocate for populist reforms.|
|Name on the Register||Image||Date listed||Date removed||Location||City or town||Summary|
|1||Mount Tom Lookout Shelter||
||Off US Highway 71, SE of intersection with MN Highway 9
||Lake Andrew Township||1938 stone National Park Service rustic shelter. Reconstruction in 1992 significantly altered the appearance by adding a second story.|
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