National Register of Historic Places listings in Vernon County, Wisconsin facts for kids
This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Vernon County, Wisconsin, USA. It is intended to provide a comprehensive listing of entries in the National Register of Historic Places that are located in Vernon 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 23 properties and districts listed on the National Register in the county.
|Name on the Register||Image||Date listed||Location||City or town||Description|
|1||George Apfel Round Barn||
|11314 Cty Hwy P
||Clinton||Round dairy barn with ventilating cupola and a 12-foot silo in the middle, built on a hillside by Apfel and his neighbors in 1914.|
|2||Archeological Site No. 47 VE-881||
||Sterling||A.k.a. Baumgartner Mound.|
|3||B. Lawrence Site I||
||Rockton||Prehistoric village site.|
|4||Bekkedal Leaf Tobacco Warehouse||
|504 E. Decker
||Viroqua||Brick warehouse designed by Parkinson & Dockendorff and built in 1906 for Martin Bekkedal, the largest wholesaler of tobacco in the region at the time. Bought in 1921 by the Northern Wisconsin Co-op Tobacco Pool.|
|5||Cade Archeological District||
|E4337 Upper Newton Road
|Newton||Rock shelters and ridge-top effigy mounds of a bear, a panther, a turtle, two birds, and two linear mounds.|
|6||Bert and Mary Cunningham Round Barn||
|E7702 A Upper Maple Dale Rd.
||Viroqua||Round barn with walls of clay tile and a tile silo in the center, designed for cows on the lower floor and hay storage above. Possibly designed and constructed by Alga Shivers, a son of a slave who built many of the round barns in Vernon and Monroe counties.|
|7||Goose Island Archeological Site Ve-502||
||Viola||Petroglyphs of bird figures carved into a sandstone wall on a ridge above the Kickapoo River.|
|9||George and Mable Harris Round Barn||
|S1123 Harris Rd.
||Forest||Intact round barn with wooden silo in center, built by Alga Shivers in 1906.|
|10||Hay Valley Archeological District||
||Westby||Shallow cave containing petroglyphs of stick-like human figures and other shapes.|
|12||Charles Lord House||
|113 South Street
||Ontario||Neoclassical-styled home built by the Sullivan brothers in 1912 for Lord, a photographer and ginseng grower.|
||Rockton||Early-middle Archaic campsite.|
|14||Masonic Temple Building||
|116 S. Main St.
||Viroqua||2-story cream-brick building designed by Parkinson & Dockendorff of La Crosse in Classical Revival style with Beaux Arts influence and built 1921-22, with lodge quarters on the second floor and a theater and shops on the first floor to generate revenue.|
|15||Norwegian Evangelic Lutheran Church and Cemetery||
|Coon Prairie and E. Coon Prairie Rds.
||Westby||Rural Lutheran church with two 80-foot towers, designed by Albert Parkinson in Gothic Revival style and built by Theodore Thorson from 1909-10, with windows from the Ford Brothers Glass Company of Minneapolis and altar from the Fond du Lac Church Furniture Company.|
|16||Rockton Archeological District||
|17||Nils Skumsrud House||
|southeast of the junction of SR 162 and U.S. 14/61
||Coon Valley||One-room log pioneer cabin with full dovetail corners, built in 1853 by Skumsrud, an immigrant from Biri, Norway. Now the oldest known remaining dwelling in Vernon County and part of Norskedalen.|
|18||Tollackson Mound Group||
(and 98001464 #97001552 and 98001464)
||Harmony||Group of 11 effigy mounds of birds and mammals on a hillside above a stream, probably made during the late Woodland period.|
|19||Upper Kickapoo Valley Prehistoric Archeological District||
||La Farge||More than 450 sites dating from 10,000 BC to 1150 CE, in a valley that was almost dammed, including rockshelters, burial mounds, petroglyphs, and prehistoric campsites.|
|20||Vernon County Courthouse||
|N. Dunlap Ave.
||Viroqua||2-story limestone courthouse with a 3-story tower/belfry, designed in High Victorian Gothic style by Carl F. Struck and built in 1880. Murals inside include a scene of settlers arriving in wild Vernon County, painted by Leighton Oyen of LaCrosse.|
|21||Vernon County Normal School||
|410 S. Center Ave.
||Viroqua||3-story Prairie style building designed by Parkinson & Dockendorff and built in 1919. Nearly 2000 teachers trained here by 1972 when it closed. Now houses the Vernon County Museum.|
|22||Viola Rockshelter (47 Ve 640)||
||Kickapoo Center||Rock shelter in a ravine along the Kickapoo River, with petroglyphs of what may be a boat and a tepee, of unknown dates.|
|23||Viroqua Downtown Historic District||
|Main St., roughly bounded by W. Court, E. Jefferson and the odd numbered 200 blk of S. Main St.
||Viroqua||Viroqua's old commercial business district, including the 1882 Italianate Casson-Purdy Block, the 1899 Queen Anne-styled Fortney Hotel, the 1899 Michel Brewing Co. Building, the 1901 Italianate Dahl/Beat drugstore/grocery, the 1908 Neoclassical First National Bank, the 1921 Neoclassical Masonic Temple/Theatre, the 1930 20th-Century Commercial Felix Store, and the 1939 U.S. Post Office.|
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