National Register of Historic Places listings in Vilas County, Wisconsin facts for kids
This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Vilas County, Wisconsin. It is intended to provide a comprehensive listing of entries in the National Register of Historic Places that are located in Vilas 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 16 properties and districts listed on the National Register in the county. Another property was once listed but has been removed.
|Name on the Register||Image||Date listed||Location||City or town||Description|
|1||Anvil Lake Campground Shelter||
|Jct. of Anvil Lake Rd. and WI 70
||Eagle River||Rustic styled picnic shelter and bathhouse planned by the Forest Service and built by CCC Camp Nine Mile and the Imogene Lake Transient Camp in 1936, during the Great Depression.|
|2||Archeological Site No. 47VI197||
|3||Big Sand Lake Club||
|4571 Big Sand Lake Club Rd.
||Phelps||Private resort of wealthy Chicagoans, among others, since 1891. When the 2.5-story hemlock clubhouse was rebuilt around 1924, it was considered the largest log building in Wisconsin. Includes a 1925 fish-cleaning house, a 1920 manager's house, an ice house, a 1910 water tower, and a 240-foot dock.|
|4||Eagle River Stadium||
|4149 WI 70
||Eagle River||Built in 1933 by local townspeople with a lamella truss dome on land donated by Charles F. Taylor, this was the first indoor hockey arena in Wisconsin. It has also hosted boxing, circuses, roller-skating, and today the Wisconsin Hockey Hall of Fame.|
|5||The Everett Resort||
|1269 Everett Rd.
||Washington||Large resort on Eagle River chain of lakes started in 1890s, charging on the American Plan. Buildings are in Craftsman and Rustic styles. In the 1930s the dining room could serve 300 guests.|
|934 Fort Eagle Ln.
||Phelps||Vacation estate on Big Sand Lake of "Homeless Homer" Galpin, once-tarnished head of the Chicago Republican party and promoter of Northwoods tourism. The estate consists of a southern Colonial Revival/Craftsman mansion, cottages, boathouse, etc., built from 1919 to 1927.|
|7||Government Boarding School at Lac du Flambeau||
||Lac du Flambeau||School where the federal government tried to forcibly assimilate Ojibwe, Potawatomi and Menominee children into white society from 1895 to 1940. The school continued under tribal control into the 1990s.|
|8||Nicolaus H. Hultin House||
|2196 To-To-Tom Ln., N of jct. with Indian Village Rd.
||Lac du Flambeau||Rustic French Norman "piece sur piece" chateau with Scandinavian overtones, built in 1923, with boathouse, on the peninsula between Lake To To Tom and Long Interlaken. Hultin was a Swedish immigrant who became a prominent funeral director in Chicago, and built this retreat up north.|
|1460 Everett Road
||Washington||Vacation estate on Cranberry Lake. The Craftsman style house was built in 1924 for William B. Johnson. Chicago businessman Abram Pritzker bought it in 1937 and added the wet boathouse.|
|2301 Townhall Rd.
||Eagle River||Stucco-clad 2-room rural state-graded school built in 1924 by Paul Scharf and M. Sauer. Now serves as the Washington Town Hall.|
|8780 WI 70
||St. Germain||Rustic northwoods tavern/restaurant built in 1930 by Joe Zellner, with peeled-log walls and a cobblestone chimney.|
|12||Region Nine Training School||
|611 Sheridan St.
||Eagle River||Complex of Rustic-style buildings, with the oldest built in 1937 by CCCs. Until 1942, used as a training center for National Forest managers; since 1946, as the conference center of Trees For Tomorrow.|
|13||Ben and Margaret Stone Boathouse||
|8810 Co. Rd. N
||Plum Lake||Two-story wet boathouse on Plum Lake, built in Craftsman style in 1928. Ben worked in various lumber companies in Wausau and Ladysmith.|
|14||Strawberry Island Site||
||Lac du Flambeau||Largely undisturbed site of three Native American occupations, starting in 200 BC. The site is also important in Ojibwe beliefs.|
|1024 Everett Rd.
||Eagle River||Chicago gambler Mont Tennes had his estate on Catfish Lake built in French Normandy style in 1928.|
||Phelps||Pioneer Finnish farm from early 1900s.|
|Name on the Register||Image||Date listed||Date removed||Location||City or town||Summary|
|1||Presque Isle State Graded School||
||Jct. of Co. Trunk Hwy. B and School Loop St.
||Presque Isle||School designed in Art Deco style by Oppenhamer and Obel of Wausau and built in 1939. Demolished by 2001.|
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