National Register of Historic Places listings in Lake County, Minnesota facts for kids
This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Lake County, Minnesota. It is intended to be a complete list of the properties and districts on the National Register of Historic Places in Lake 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 20 properties and districts listed on the National Register in the county, including one National Historic Landmark.
|Name on the Register||Image||Date listed||Location||City or town||Description|
|1||Benjamin Noble (Shipwreck)||
|8 miles at 118° from Knife Island
|Knife River vicinity||1909 steel bulk freighter steamship, sank in 1914.|
|2||Bridge No. 3589-Silver Creek Township||
|U.S. Route 61 over the Stewart River
||Silver Creek Township vicinity||1924 reinforced concrete highway bridge noted for its unusually elaborate Neoclassical detailing in a rural setting, which was retained in a sympathetic 1939 widening.|
|3||Duluth and Iron Range Railroad Company Depot||
|6th St. off South Ave.
||Two Harbors||Large 1907 train station, symbolizing the key role of the Duluth and Iron Range Railroad in establishing Two Harbors as a link between northern Minnesota's iron and lumber fields and Lake Superior. Now a museum.|
|4||John Dwan Office Building||
|201 Waterfront Dr.
||Two Harbors||1898 office building associated with the early years of major international corporation 3M, being the site where the company was chartered in 1902 and headquartered from 1903 to 1916. Now a museum.|
|5||Edna G (tugboat)||
|Home port at the southern end of Poplar St. in Agate Bay
||Two Harbors||Tugboat in operation 1896–1981 to guide ore ships into harbor, nominated as a very long-serving Great Lakes vessel. Now a museum ship.|
|6||Gooseberry Falls State Park CCC/WPA/Rustic Style Historic Resources||
|Off U.S. Route 61 northeast of Two Harbors
||Two Harbors vicinity||88 park facilities built 1933–41, significant as examples of New Deal federal work relief, strategic recreational development around a scenic resource, and National Park Service rustic architecture (with especially fine masonry).|
|7||Halfway Ranger Station||
|Minnesota State Highway 1
||Fall Lake Township||Log Rustic Style administrative complex mostly built in the mid-1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps for Superior National Forest. Now the Kawishiwi Field Laboratory.|
|8||Hesper Shipwreck Site||
|Along the west breakwall in Silver Bay Harbor.
||Silver Bay vicinity||Well-preserved wreck of a bulk freight steamship, associated with the Great Lakes iron-ore and grain trades. Launched in 1890 and sunk in a 1905 spring storm.|
|9||Isabella Ranger Station||
|9420 Minnesota State Highway 1
||Isabella vicinity||1935 log Rustic Style residential complex built by the Civilian Conservation Corps for Superior National Forest workers.|
|10||Lake County Courthouse and Sheriff's Residence||
|601 3rd Ave.
||Two Harbors||Queen Anne sheriff's residence/jail built circa 1887 and Beaux-Arts courthouse built in 1906, long-serving seats of Lake County government and representative examples of two eras of public architecture.|
|County Highway 61
||Larsmont||1914 school, focal point of a community formed in the early 20th century by immigrants from Finland's ethnic Swedish minority.|
|12||Madeira (Schooner-Barge) Shipwreck||
|Near the base of Gold Rock
||Beaver Bay vicinity||Only known remains of a schooner-barge, a little-known ship type with sails to aid its tow vessel. Launched in 1900 and wrecked during the infamous Mataafa Storm of 1905, prompting construction of the Split Rock Lighthouse nearby.|
|13||Edward and Lisa Mattson House and Fish House||
|Off U.S. Route 61 at the Beaver Bay shore near Wieland Island
||East Beaver Bay||House dating to 1902 and fish house built circa 1930, two of the few surviving buildings associated with the small, family-owned outfits that pioneered commercial fishing on the North Shore.|
|14||Niagara Shipwreck Site||
|500 feet (150 m) south of Knife Island
||Knife River vicinity||Rare, early remnants of a class of large tugboats built for timber rafting on the Great Lakes. Launched in 1872 and sank in 1904 after running aground.|
|15||Onoko (Bulk Freight Steamer) Shipwreck||
|13.5 miles (21.7 km) east of Duluth and 6.5 miles (10.5 km) south of Knife Island
|Knife River vicinity||1882 iron-hulled steamship, prototype of the large Great Lakes bulk freighters that became critical to the steel industry. Sprang a leak and sank in 1915.|
|16||Samuel P. Ely Shipwreck||
|Along Two Harbors' west breakwall
||Two Harbors vicinity||Lake Superior's best remnant of the large ore schooners introduced around 1870, and a key part of local nautical lore for wrecking against the Two Harbors breakwater followed by the dramatic rescue of all hands in an 1896 storm.|
|17||Split Rock Lighthouse||
|About 20 miles northeast of Two Harbors on U.S. Route 61
||Two Harbors vicinity||Clifftop lighthouse complex built 1909–10, significant for its association with the development of commercial shipping on the Great Lakes and the rare integrity of its 12 contributing properties. Now a museum. Declared a National Historic Landmark in 2011.|
|18||Tettegouche Camp Historic District||
|Off County Highway 4
||Silver Bay vicinity||Remote, private resort complex with 11 contributing properties mostly built 1910–1925, representative of northern Minnesota's early-20th-century resort industry and its Rustic architecture.|
|19||Two Harbors Carnegie Library||
|4th Ave. and Waterfront Dr.
||Two Harbors||1909 Carnegie library, home of a public institution founded in 1896 and Lake County's only public library until 1955. Also associated with a local construction boom and the work of Duluth architect Austin Terryberry.|
|20||Two Harbors Light Station||
|Agate and Burlington Bays
||Two Harbors||1892 lighthouse—oldest still operating on the North Shore—which made Two Harbors the initial primary Lake Superior ore port. Now a Lake County Historical Society museum and bed & breakfast.|
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