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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 18 properties and districts listed on the National Register in the county. Another property was once listed but has been removed.

This National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted March 24, 2017.

Current listings

Name on the Register Image Date listed Location City or town Description
1 Anvil Lake Campground Shelter
Anvil Lake Campground Shelter
May 21, 1996
Jct. of Anvil Lake Rd. and WI 70
45°56′14″N 89°03′39″W / 45.937222°N 89.060833°W / 45.937222; -89.060833 (Anvil Lake Campground Shelter)
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
Archeological Site No. 47VI197
August 5, 1994
Address Restricted
St. Germain
3 Big Sand Lake Club
Big Sand Lake Club
January 12, 2005
4571 Big Sand Lake Club Rd.
46°04′14″N 88°57′12″W / 46.070556°N 88.953333°W / 46.070556; -88.953333 (Big Sand Lake Club)
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
Eagle River Stadium
June 24, 1994
4149 WI 70
45°54′38″N 89°12′48″W / 45.910556°N 89.213333°W / 45.910556; -89.213333 (Eagle River Stadium)
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
The Everett Resort
October 8, 2008
1269 Everett Rd.
45°54′35″N 89°10′24″W / 45.909803°N 89.173239°W / 45.909803; -89.173239 (The Everett Resort)
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.
6 Fort Eagle
Fort Eagle
August 20, 1998
934 Fort Eagle Ln.
46°03′10″N 88°59′27″W / 46.052778°N 88.990833°W / 46.052778; -88.990833 (Fort Eagle)
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
Government Boarding School at Lac du Flambeau
January 14, 2005
Address Restricted
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
Nicolaus H. Hultin House
January 9, 1997
2196 To-To-Tom Ln., N of jct. with Indian Village Rd.
45°57′23″N 89°54′17″W / 45.956389°N 89.904722°W / 45.956389; -89.904722 (Nicolaus H. Hultin House)
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.
9 Jabodon
March 25, 2009
1460 Everett Road
45°54′58″N 89°10′00″W / 45.915997°N 89.166781°W / 45.915997; -89.166781 (Jabodon)
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.
10 Mayo School
Mayo School
March 7, 1994
2301 Townhall Rd.
45°57′52″N 89°13′03″W / 45.964444°N 89.2175°W / 45.964444; -89.2175 (Mayo School)
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.
11 Peacock Inn
January 17, 2017
8780 WI 70
45°55′08″N 89°31′59″W / 45.918897°N 89.533194°W / 45.918897; -89.533194 (Peacock Inn)
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
Region Nine Training School
August 8, 1996
611 Sheridan St.
45°55′18″N 89°14′45″W / 45.921667°N 89.245833°W / 45.921667; -89.245833 (Region Nine Training School)
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
February 7, 2008
8810 Co. Rd. N
45°59′42″N 89°32′08″W / 45.995°N 89.535556°W / 45.995; -89.535556 (Ben and Margaret Stone Boathouse)
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
Strawberry Island Site
March 8, 1978
Address Restricted
Lac du Flambeau Largely undisturbed site of three Native American occupations, starting in 200 BC. The site is also important in Ojibwe beliefs.
15 Sunset Point
Sunset Point
November 4, 1993
1024 Everett Rd.
45°54′03″N 89°11′00″W / 45.900833°N 89.183333°W / 45.900833; -89.183333 (Sunset Point)
Eagle River Chicago gambler Mont Tennes had his estate on Catfish Lake built in French Normandy style in 1928.
16 Wallila Farm
Wallila Farm
July 23, 1992
Address Restricted
46°02′22″N 89°06′58″W / 46.039444°N 89.116111°W / 46.039444; -89.116111 (Wallila Farm)
Phelps Pioneer Finnish farm from early 1900s.

Former listings

Name on the Register Image Date listed Date removed Location City or town Summary
1 Presque Isle State Graded School
March 25, 1993
March 6, 2001
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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