National Register of Historic Places listings in Koochiching County, Minnesota facts for kids
This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Koochiching County, Minnesota. It is intended to be a complete list of the properties and districts on the National Register of Historic Places in Koochiching 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 14 properties and districts listed on the National Register in the county, including one National Historic Landmark. A supplementary list includes one additional site that was formerly listed on the National Register.
- This National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted March 31, 2017.
|Name on the Register||Image||Date listed||Location||City or town||Description|
|1||Alexander Baker School and E.W. Backus Junior High School||
|900 5th St.
||International Falls||Adjoining schools opened in 1914 and 1936, significant for their roles in local educational and social life, as examples of early-20th-century school architecture, and for the Backus school's status as Koochiching County's largest Public Works Administration project.|
|2||Finstad's Auto Marine Shop||
|Sand Bay between Oak Ave. and Spruce St.
||Ranier||1911 boat repair shop with its original belt-driven machinery; a well-preserved reminder of the early tourists and summer residents attracted to the Rainy Lake region.|
|3||Gold Mine Sites||
|Around Rainy Lake in Voyageurs National Park
||Island View vicinity||District of seven scattered mine shafts and test pits from an 1894 gold rush that brought industry and settlement to the area.|
||International Falls vicinity||Giant burial mound built by the Laurel Complex around 200 BCE, the largest surviving prehistoric structure in the upper Midwest.|
|5||Koochiching County Courthouse||
|4th St. and 7th Ave.
||International Falls||Neoclassical/Renaissance Revival courthouse built 1909–10, significant for its public architecture, interior murals, and long service as county government seat.|
||International Falls vicinity||Laurel Complex village site and the 45-foot (14 m) Grand Mound plus four smaller burial mounds.|
|7||Little American Mine||
|Little American Island in Voyageurs National Park
||Island View vicinity||Remnants—consisting of mine shafts and scattered machinery—from Minnesota's only profitable gold mine, in operation 1893–1898, which prompted the gold rush that brought settlers to the Rainy Lake area. Now developed with an interpretive trail.|
|8||McKinstry Mounds and Village Site||
||Pelland||Woodland period village site with two burial mounds.|
|9||Nett Lake Petroglyphs Site||
||Orr vicinity||Native American petroglyphs on Spirit Island in Nett Lake.|
|10||Ernest C. Oberholtzer Rainy Lake Islands Historic District||
|Mallard, Hawk, and Crow Islands in Rainy Lake
||Ranier vicinity||Island-based residential complex of Ernest Oberholtzer (1884–1977), a national leader in conserving the Boundary Waters and other wilderness areas. Comprises 12 contributing properties built 1919–1944.|
|11||Sts. Peter and Paul Russian Orthodox Church||
|Minnesota Highway 65
||Bramble vicinity||Onion domed church built 1915–18, associated with the early settlement of southeastern Koochiching County by Russians and other European immigrants.|
|12||Francis White Homestead||
|North of Littlefork off U.S. Route 71
||Littlefork vicinity||Large log cabin built circa 1901, representative of the relatively late efforts of Euro-Americans to homestead and farm Koochiching County. Also served as the Forsythe Post Office 1904–1922.|
|Name on the Register||Image||Date listed||Date removed||Location||City or town||Summary|
||Main and 3rd Sts.
||Northome||1921 hotel built to serve lumber workers and early tourists. Demolished by the county in 1996 after tax forfeiture and years of vacancy.|
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