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This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Steele County, Minnesota. It is intended to be a complete list of the properties and districts on the National Register of Historic Places in Steele 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 13 properties and districts listed on the National Register in the county, including one National Historic Landmark. A supplementary list includes five additional sites that were formerly on the National Register.

This National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted March 31, 2017.

Current listings

Name on the Register Image Date listed Location City or town Description
1 Ezra Abbott House
Ezra Abbott House
June 10, 1975
(#75001029)
345 East Broadway
44°05′04″N 93°13′08″W / 44.084518°N 93.218957°W / 44.084518; -93.218957 (Ezra Abbott House)
Owatonna c. 1860 house of an influential early settler of Owatonna.
2 Dr. John H. Adair House
Dr. John H. Adair House
July 3, 1986
(#86001406)
322 East Vine Street
44°05′10″N 93°13′12″W / 44.08604°N 93.220047°W / 44.08604; -93.220047 (Dr. John H. Adair House)
Owatonna 1913 Prairie School house, called southeast Minnesota's finest residential design by Purcell, Feick & Elmslie in its NRHP nomination.
3 Administration Building-Minnesota State Public School For Dependent and Neglected Children
Administration Building-Minnesota State Public School For Dependent and Neglected Children
May 12, 1975
(#75001030)
West Hills Circle
44°05′22″N 93°14′17″W / 44.08939°N 93.23815°W / 44.08939; -93.23815 (Administration Building-Minnesota State Public School For Dependent and Neglected Children)
Owatonna 1887 Romanesque Revival main building of a state school complex active 1886–1970. Also a contributing property to the Minnesota State Public School for Dependent and Neglected Children historic district. Now contains the Minnesota State Public School Orphanage Museum and city offices.
4 Blooming Prairie Commercial Historic District
Blooming Prairie Commercial Historic District
August 5, 1994
(#94000832)
Main Street, East between Highway Avenue and 2nd Avenue, N.E.
43°52′00″N 93°03′05″W / 43.866696°N 93.051257°W / 43.866696; -93.051257 (Blooming Prairie Commercial Historic District)
Blooming Prairie Unusually intact business district of an agricultural trade center on the Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul Railroad, with 21 contributing properties built 1893–1946.
5 Bridge No. L-5573
Bridge No. L-5573
January 25, 1997
(#96001613)
Township Road 95 over the Straight River, east of U.S. Route 65
44°08′34″N 93°14′39″W / 44.142763°N 93.244172°W / 44.142763; -93.244172 (Bridge No. L-5573)
Clinton Falls Township Also known as the Clinton Falls Bridge, an early use of steel for a truss bridge in Minnesota, constructed in 1894.
6 Minnesota State Public School for Dependent and Neglected Children
Minnesota State Public School for Dependent and Neglected Children
December 28, 2010
(#10001089)
Roughly bounded by West Hills Drive, State Avenue, and Florence Avenue
44°05′25″N 93°14′15″W / 44.090278°N 93.2375°W / 44.090278; -93.2375 (Minnesota State Public School for Dependent and Neglected Children)
Owatonna Campus of a pioneering public institution for juvenile wards of the state, active 1886–1947, with 19 contributing properties. Also associated with nationally significant child welfare advocate Galen A. Merrill. Now the West Hills Complex.
7 National Farmers' Bank
National Farmers' Bank
August 26, 1971
(#71000441)
101 North Cedar Street
44°05′06″N 93°13′33″W / 44.085017°N 93.22579°W / 44.085017; -93.22579 (National Farmers' Bank)
Owatonna Architecturally significant bank building designed by Louis Sullivan and George Grant Elmslie, the first of Sullivan's late-career "jewel box" banks. Also a contributing property to the Owatonna Commercial Historic District.
8 Owatonna City and Firemen's Hall
Owatonna City and Firemen's Hall
January 31, 1997
(#97000019)
107 West Main Street
44°05′01″N 93°13′35″W / 44.083481°N 93.226502°W / 44.083481; -93.226502 (Owatonna City and Firemen's Hall)
Owatonna Multipurpose municipal hall built 1906–7, significant as Owatonna's government center and as an example of Minnesota's common late-19th/early-20th-century municipal buildings. Also a contributing property to the Owatonna Commercial Historic District.
9 Owatonna Commercial Historic District
Owatonna Commercial Historic District
February 2, 2015
(#14001237)
Roughly bounded by North Cedar Avenue, West & East Broadway, West Bridge & West Main Streets
44°05′04″N 93°13′39″W / 44.0844°N 93.2275°W / 44.0844; -93.2275 (Owatonna Commercial Historic District)
Owatonna 12-block downtown district with 75 contributing properties built 1871 to the late 1950s, associated with the growth and prosperity of an agricultural/industrial community and county seat.
10 Owatonna Free Public Library
Owatonna Free Public Library
June 7, 1976
(#76001075)
105 North Elm Street
44°05′06″N 93°13′23″W / 44.085112°N 93.223117°W / 44.085112; -93.223117 (Owatonna Free Public Library)
Owatonna 1899 public library noted for its Neoclassical architecture and contribution to Owatonna's intellectual and cultural development.
11 Pillsbury Academy Campus Historic District
Pillsbury Academy Campus Historic District
January 22, 1987
(#86003680)
Roughly Academy, Grove, and Main Streets
44°04′56″N 93°13′10″W / 44.082222°N 93.219445°W / 44.082222; -93.219445 (Pillsbury Academy Campus Historic District)
Owatonna Five campus buildings constructed 1889–1914 for the only Baptist school among Minnesota's 19th-century private institutions of higher education. Also noted for their architecture and association with benefactors Mark H. Dunnell and George A. Pillsbury.
12 Daniel S. Piper House
Daniel S. Piper House
February 24, 1975
(#75001028)
County Highway 45
44°10′01″N 93°14′47″W / 44.167044°N 93.246256°W / 44.167044; -93.246256 (Daniel S. Piper House)
Medford vicinity Minnesota's only example of a New England-style interconnected farm complex, built in 1877, and a symbol of Yankee settler heritage in the state.
13 Steele County Courthouse
Steele County Courthouse
November 14, 1978
(#78001565)
111 East Main Street
44°05′00″N 93°13′32″W / 44.083235°N 93.225461°W / 44.083235; -93.225461 (Steele County Courthouse)
Owatonna 1891 Richardsonian Romanesque courthouse. Also a contributing property to the Owatonna Commercial Historic District.

Former listings

Name on the Register Image Date listed Date removed Location City or town Summary
1 Clinton Falls Mills and Dam
July 3, 1986
(#86001462)
December 8, 2004
off Co. Hwy. 9
Clinton Falls Township Dam and water-powered grist mill built 1856–59. Demolished in 2003.
2 Kaplan Apartments
July 3, 1986
(#86001464)
September 20, 2007
115 West Rose Street
Owatonna 1912 apartment house of Owatonna Tool Company founder Godfrey J. Kaplan. Demolished in 2005.
3 Owatonna High School
Owatonna High School
July 31, 1986
(#86002124)
August 2, 2000
333 East School Street
44°04′46″N 93°13′12″W / 44.079516°N 93.220008°W / 44.079516; -93.220008 (Owatonna High School)
Owatonna 1920 Classical Revival school. Delisted after being altered in 1998.
4 Owatonna Water Works Power Station
August 13, 1986
(#86001483)
June 7, 1993
West School Street and Mosher Avenue
Owatonna 1890 water supply facility. Demolished in 1992.
5 Steele County Courthouse
November 14, 1976
(#76001076)
November 30, 1987
139 East Main Street
Owatonna 1874 Italianate courthouse. Demolished in 1987.

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