National Register of Historic Places listings in Oconto County, Wisconsin facts for kids
This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Oconto County, Wisconsin. It is intended to provide a comprehensive listing of entries in the National Register of Historic Places that are located in Oconto County, Wisconsin. The locations of National Register properties for which the latitude and longitude coordinates are included below may be seen in a map.
There are 26 properties and districts listed on the National Register in the county.
- This National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted March 24, 2017.
|Name on the Register||Image||Date listed||Location||City or town||Description|
|1||Archibald Lake Mound Group||
||Townsend||Large group of conical and linear mounds on a ridge overlooking Archibald Lake, probably built between 200 and 1500 AD.|
|2||Arndt's Pensaukee Sawmill Complex||
(North of Drolette Rd, 1 mile east of US 41 near Pensaukee)
|Oconto||Wisconsin’s first water-powered sawmill and lumbering operation operated from 1827 until the 1860s. The only surviving structure is the dam levy on the Pensaukee River.|
|3||Beyer Home Museum||
|917 Park Ave.
||Oconto||Brick home built in 1868 in Italianate style by Cyrus and Kitty Hart. Remodelled around 1881 to Queen Anne by George Beyer, German immigrant, bookkeeper, and businessman. Now a museum.|
|4||Boulder Lake Site||
||Doty||Woodland period archaeological site.|
|5||John G. Campbell House||
|916 Park Ave.
||Oconto||1892 Queen Anne-styled house built for Campbell, a timber cruiser and businessman.|
|6||Chute Pond Dam||
|Chute Pond County Park WIS 32/WIS 64
||Mountain||The WPA built this concrete dam in 1937 to create a recreational flowage on the Oconto River, and to provide jobs. It is on the site of an earlier log dam.|
|7||Citizens State Bank of Gillett||
|137 E. Main St.
||Gillett||Neoclassical bank built in 1904 and lasting until 1932. Since then the building has housed a grocery store, a clothes store, a glove factory and now a dentist.|
|8||First Church of Christ, Scientist||
|Chicago and Main Sts.
||Oconto||Carpenter Gothic-styled church built in 1886 - the first church built anywhere for the Church of Christ, Scientist.|
|9||Holt and Balcom Logging Camp No. 1||
|E of Lakewood
||Lakewood||Log building built in 1880, with cookhouse and bunkhouse - possibly the oldest logging camp in the U.S. standing on its original site. Now a museum.|
|10||Holt-Balcom Lumber Company Office||
|106 Superior Ave.
||Oconto||Sawmill and lumber company office with elements of Greek Revival style, built in 1854.|
|11||Huff Jones House||
|1345 Main St
||Oconto||Possibly the oldest remaining home in Oconto, built in 1851 in Greek Revival style. Jones and his sons built the first stream sawmill on the Oconto River.|
|12||Daniel E. Krause Stone Barn||
|NE corner of Cty. Trunk Hwy S and Schwartz Rd.
||Chase||Stone cobble barn built in 1903 - the only remaining barn of this style in the state.|
|126 W. Main St.
||Lena||Two-story grocery store built in 1906.|
|14||Mountain Fire Lookout Tower||
|Forest Service Rd. 2335 (Tower Rd.), Lakewood Ranger District, Nicolet National Forest
||Riverview||Galvanized steel fire tower fabricated by Aermotor Company, moved to this location by CCC in 1935. From this high point, spotters watched this part of the Nicolet National Forest at least until the last fire was reported here in 1970.|
|14330 Hwy W West
||Mountain||Brick high school built in 1905. A.k.a. Union Free High School and Mountain Elementary School.|
|16||Oconto County Courthouse||
|300 Washington St.
||Oconto||Elegant Romanesque Revival-styled courthouse with domed tower, built in 1891, damaged by fire in 1907, and added to since.|
|17||Oconto Main Post Office||
|141 Congress St.
||Oconto||Brick building designed by James Wetmore in Georgian Revival style and built in 1922.|
|Copper Culture State Park
||Oconto||Burial site of at least 45 ancient Native Americans from 3000 to 4000 BC. Finds at this site helped archaeologists date the copper tools found in other places and identify a trade network that stretched from the Rockies to the Gulf coast.|
|19||St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Guild Hall and Vicarage||
|408 Park Ave.
||Oconto||The 1866 Greek Revival Guild Hall (a.k.a. 1866-1867 Methodist Church) now houses a local theater troupe. The 1866 (or 1871?) vicarage is now styled Queen Anne. The Neo-Gothic church was demolished in 1998.|
|20||St. Peter's and St. Joseph's Catholic Churches||
|516 Brazeau Ave. and 705 Park Ave.
||Oconto||St. Joseph's started as a frame building in 1870 and has developed into a Victorian Gothic church. St. Peter's was built in 1899 in the Romanesque Revival style.|
|21||Gov. Edward Scofield House||
|610 Main St.
||Oconto||Italianate house built in 1868 by lumberman William Brunquest. Later the home of Wisconsin's 19th governor, where he died. Also called the Tellez house.|
|22||Smyth Road Bridge||
|Smyth Rd. over North Branch of the Oconto River
||Lakewood||Metal Pratt Truss bridge built in 1928.|
|23||Weber Lake Picnic Ground Shelter||
|Jct. of WI 32 and NFS 2308
||Mountain||Rustic-style log picnic shelter built by the CCCs in 1937. A.k.a. Green Lake Picnic Ground Shelter.|
|24||West Main Street Historic District||
|Main St. from Duncan to Erie Sts.
||Oconto||Residential district with 20 homes in various styles, ranging from the 1857 Smith house to the 1878 Second Empire Hall house to the 1914 O'Kelliher bungalow to the 1929 Spanish Colonial Revival Bond house.|
|25||White Potato Lake Garden Beds Site||
|White Potato Lake Road
||Brazeau||Intact raised garden plots in a geometric pattern, built by Native Americans from 1000 to 1650 AD.|
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