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This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Winona County, Minnesota. It is intended to be a complete list of the properties and districts on the National Register of Historic Places in Winona 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 43 properties and districts listed on the National Register in the county. A supplementary list includes four additional sites that were formerly listed 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 Anger's Block
Anger's Block
01978-01-31January 31, 1978
(#78001571)
116-120 Walnut Street
44°03′07″N 91°38′01″W / 44.051935°N 91.633492°W / 44.051935; -91.633492 (Anger's Block)
Winona 1872 commercial building, one of the oldest still standing in Winona's central business district. Also a contributing property to the Winona Commercial Historic District.
2 Willard Bunnell House
Willard Bunnell House
01973-04-23April 23, 1973
(#73000998)
Homer and Matilde Streets
44°01′20″N 91°33′35″W / 44.022321°N 91.559628°W / 44.022321; -91.559628 (Willard Bunnell House)
Homer Minnesota's first permanent house south of Saint Paul, built in 1849. Also noted for its Gothic Revival architecture with regional river valley features and its association with pioneer brothers Willard (1814–1861) and Lafayette Bunnell (1824–1903). Now a house museum.
3 Central Grade School
Central Grade School
02012-03-06March 6, 2012
(#12000071)
317 Market Street
44°02′53″N 91°38′05″W / 44.047951°N 91.634734°W / 44.047951; -91.634734 (Central Grade School)
Winona 1930 elementary school, one of five new facilities built by Winona Public Schools to implement progressive educational reforms such as separated grades, kindergartens, gymnasiums, art and music classrooms, and improved hygiene and fire safety features.
4 Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway Station
Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway Station
02013-05-28May 28, 2013
(#13000327)
65 East Mark Street
44°02′39″N 91°38′24″W / 44.0443°N 91.6401°W / 44.0443; -91.6401 (Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway Station)
Winona Long-serving 1888 railway station representing the development of train transportation in Minnesota with Winona as a major rail hub. Now the Winona Amtrak station.
5 Choate Department Store
Choate Department Store
01976-06-03June 3, 1976
(#76001079)
51 East 3rd Street
44°03′07″N 91°38′11″W / 44.052034°N 91.636463°W / 44.052034; -91.636463 (Choate Department Store)
Winona 1881 commercial building of Hannibal Choate (1835–1923), prominent and influential early merchant of southeast Minnesota. Also a contributing property to the Winona Commercial Historic District.
6 Church of Saint Stanislaus-Catholic
Church of Saint Stanislaus-Catholic
01984-11-08November 8, 1984
(#84000251)
624 East 4th Street
44°02′49″N 91°37′20″W / 44.046999°N 91.622271°W / 44.046999; -91.622271 (Church of Saint Stanislaus-Catholic)
Winona 1895 Romanesque Revival church built by Minnesota's largest Polish American community; one of Winona's most prominent architectural landmarks. Now termed the Basilica of Saint Stanislaus Kostka.
7 Church of the Holy Trinity-Catholic
Church of the Holy Trinity-Catholic
01984-08-09August 9, 1984
(#84001721)
83 Main Street
44°05′52″N 91°49′08″W / 44.097841°N 91.818911°W / 44.097841; -91.818911 (Church of the Holy Trinity-Catholic)
Rollingstone 1869 church expanded in 1893, noted for its Gothic Revival architecture and central role in the religious, social, and—through its associated parochial school—academic life in a Luxembourg American community.
8 East Second Street Commercial Historic District
East Second Street Commercial Historic District
01991-01-25January 25, 1991
(#90002198)
66–78 Center, 54–78 East 2nd, and 67–71 Lafayette Streets
44°03′12″N 91°38′07″W / 44.053334°N 91.635206°W / 44.053334; -91.635206 (East Second Street Commercial Historic District)
Winona One of Minnesota's few surviving remnants of a river town's original business district—with 14 contributing properties on one block mostly built in the late 1860s—and a symbol of Winona's swift growth as a lumber and grain center.
9 Benjamin Ellsworth House
Benjamin Ellsworth House
01984-08-09August 9, 1984
(#84001718)
U.S. Highway 14
43°58′43″N 91°57′23″W / 43.97862°N 91.956358°W / 43.97862; -91.956358 (Benjamin Ellsworth House)
Utica 1873 Italianate house of Utica's founder Benjamin Ellsworth (1826–1890).
10 Dr. J. W. S. Gallagher House
Dr. J. W. S. Gallagher House
01984-11-08November 8, 1984
(#84000245)
451 West Broadway
44°03′08″N 91°38′56″W / 44.052268°N 91.648998°W / 44.052268; -91.648998 (Dr. J. W. S. Gallagher House)
Winona Well-preserved example of the modest residential commissions designed by the noted Prairie School architectural firm of Purcell & Elmslie.
11 Grain and Lumber Exchange Building
Grain and Lumber Exchange Building
01977-12-02December 2, 1977
(#77000774)
51 East 4th Street
44°03′04″N 91°38′13″W / 44.051083°N 91.63696°W / 44.051083; -91.63696 (Grain and Lumber Exchange Building)
Winona Exemplary Renaissance Revival office building constructed in 1900.
12 William Hemmelberg House
William Hemmelberg House
01986-10-23October 23, 1986
(#86002916)
County Highways 26 and 37
44°05′20″N 91°59′30″W / 44.088802°N 91.991588°W / 44.088802; -91.991588 (William Hemmelberg House)
Elba vicinity Stone farmhouse built c.  1858 and expanded c. 1870, a rare surviving vestige of the Whitewater Valley's early pioneers.
13 Abner F. Hodgins House
Abner F. Hodgins House
01984-11-08November 8, 1984
(#84000248)
275 Harriet Street
44°03′08″N 91°38′46″W / 44.052084°N 91.646243°W / 44.052084; -91.646243 (Abner F. Hodgins House)
Winona Exemplary 1890 Queen Anne house of lumberman Abner F. Hodgins (1826–1896), a notable leader in the key industry behind Winona's early prominence.
14 Huff-Lamberton House
Huff-Lamberton House
01976-12-12December 12, 1976
(#76001080)
207 Huff Street
44°03′11″N 91°38′39″W / 44.053109°N 91.644292°W / 44.053109; -91.644292 (Huff-Lamberton House)
Winona One of Minnesota's oldest and best preserved Italian Villa style houses, built in 1857 and given a Moorish Revival porch in 1873.
15 Jefferson School
Jefferson School
02012-03-06March 6, 2012
(#12000072)
1268 West 5th Street
44°03′16″N 91°40′16″W / 44.054471°N 91.671146°W / 44.054471; -91.671146 (Jefferson School)
Winona 1938 elementary school, one of five new facilities built by Winona Public Schools to implement progressive educational reforms. Also noted for its Public Works Administration funding and Art Moderne architecture.
16 Kirch/Latch Building
Kirch/Latch Building
01975-05-21May 21, 1975
(#75001036)
114-122 East 2nd Street
44°03′10″N 91°38′02″W / 44.052899°N 91.633814°W / 44.052899; -91.633814 (Kirch/Latch Building)
Winona c. 1868 commercial building noted for its transitional Gothic Revival/Italianate architecture and occupation by the largest of several produce wholesalers based in Winona to take advantage of its river and rail connections.
17 Laird, Norton Company Building
Laird, Norton Company Building
02014-07-11July 11, 2014
(#14000392)
125 W. 5th St.
44°03′03″N 91°38′24″W / 44.05086°N 91.639909°W / 44.05086; -91.639909 (Laird, Norton Company Building)
Winona Headquarters 1918–1958 of a major lumber company established in the 1850s, which milled logs from northern pineries and distributed them via railside lumber yards in southern Minnesota and South Dakota.
18 Madison School
Madison School
02012-03-06March 6, 2012
(#12000073)
515 West Wabasha Street
44°03′06″N 91°39′05″W / 44.051687°N 91.651313°W / 44.051687; -91.651313 (Madison School)
Winona 1932 elementary school, one of five new facilities built by Winona Public Schools to implement progressive educational reforms such as separated grades, kindergartens, gymnasiums, art and music classrooms, and improved hygiene and fire safety.
19 Nicholas Marnach House
Nicholas Marnach House
01978-01-30January 30, 1978
(#78003406)
Off County Highway 26 in Whitewater Wildlife Management Area
44°07′11″N 92°01′57″W / 44.119824°N 92.032384°W / 44.119824; -92.032384 (Nicholas Marnach House)
Elba vicinity c. 1857 stuccoed stone house, oldest surviving example of the traditional European construction occasionally produced by Germanic immigrants to Southeast Minnesota.
20 Merchants National Bank
Merchants National Bank
01974-10-16October 16, 1974
(#74001045)
102 East 3rd Street
44°03′08″N 91°38′06″W / 44.05212°N 91.634907°W / 44.05212; -91.634907 (Merchants National Bank)
Winona Leading example of the Prairie School banks designed by Purcell, Feick & Elmslie, constructed in 1912; a significant influence on early-20th-century American architecture. Also a contributing property to the Winona Commercial Historic District.
21 Model School Building and College Hall of the Winona Normal School
Model School Building and College Hall of the Winona Normal School
02013-12-03December 3, 2013
(#13000884)
416 Washington & 151 W. Sanborn Sts.
44°02′52″N 91°38′34″W / 44.047877°N 91.642875°W / 44.047877; -91.642875 (Model School Building and College Hall of the Winona Normal School)
Winona 1915 and 1924 laboratory school buildings of Minnesota's first normal school, active 1860–1971. Now Winona State University's Phelps Hall and Somsen Hall.
22 Pickwick Mill
Pickwick Mill
01970-09-22September 22, 1970
(#70000314)
24813 County Road 7
43°58′49″N 91°29′48″W / 43.980382°N 91.496718°W / 43.980382; -91.496718 (Pickwick Mill)
Pickwick One of southeast Minnesota's oldest surviving water-powered gristmills, built in 1854. Now a non-profit historic attraction.
23 Saint Charles City Bakery
Saint Charles City Bakery
01984-08-09August 9, 1984
(#84001723)
501 Whitewater Avenue
43°58′22″N 92°03′53″W / 43.972853°N 92.064681°W / 43.972853; -92.064681 (Saint Charles City Bakery)
St. Charles 1876 commercial building, last remnant of St. Charles' original business district, which was lost to an 1891 fire and relocation to a more central, trackside location.
24 Schlitz Hotel
Schlitz Hotel
01982-08-26August 26, 1982
(#82003087)
129 West 3rd Street
44°03′10″N 91°38′21″W / 44.052848°N 91.639225°W / 44.052848; -91.639225 (Schlitz Hotel)
Winona 1892 hotel and café established by the Joseph Schlitz Brewing Company, a well-preserved example of a once-common business venture by breweries. Also a contributing property to the Winona Commercial Historic District.
25 Sugar Loaf
Sugar Loaf
01990-08-03August 3, 1990
(#90001164)
Southwest of U.S. Highway 61 and Minnesota State Highway 43
44°01′42″N 91°37′36″W / 44.028377°N 91.626585°W / 44.028377; -91.626585 (Sugar Loaf)
Winona 500-foot-high (150 m) river bluff with a distinctive pinnacle created by 19th-century quarrying; one of Minnesota's most famous landmarks to travelers and tourists since the 1870s.
26 Sugar Loaf Brewery
Sugar Loaf Brewery
01978-03-31March 31, 1978
(#78001572)
Lake Boulevard and Sugar Loaf Road
44°01′44″N 91°37′27″W / 44.028866°N 91.624213°W / 44.028866; -91.624213 (Sugar Loaf Brewery)
Winona Brewery complex with storage caves dug into Sugar Loaf, associated with prominent local brewer Peter Bub and his successors, who produced beer on the site 1872–1969.
27 Trinity Episcopal Church
Trinity Episcopal Church
01984-08-09August 9, 1984
(#84001726)
805 Saint Charles Avenue
43°58′11″N 92°03′58″W / 43.969787°N 92.0661°W / 43.969787; -92.0661 (Trinity Episcopal Church)
St. Charles 1874 Carpenter Gothic church significant for its well-preserved interior and exterior.
28 Trinity Episcopal Church
Trinity Episcopal Church
01984-08-09August 9, 1984
(#84001727)
8110 West Main Street
44°01′39″N 91°45′56″W / 44.027578°N 91.765632°W / 44.027578; -91.765632 (Trinity Episcopal Church)
Stockton 1859 church noted for its well-preserved Carpenter Gothic architecture and shared importance to a community established by American-born settlers but later dominated by German immigrants.
29 Washington-Kosciusko School
Washington-Kosciusko School
02012-03-06March 6, 2012
(#12000074)
365 Mankato Avenue
44°02′33″N 91°37′10″W / 44.042587°N 91.619499°W / 44.042587; -91.619499 (Washington-Kosciusko School)
Winona 1934 elementary school, one of five new facilities built by Winona Public Schools to implement progressive educational reforms. Also noted for its funding by the Public Works Administration, the New Deal's largest relief program.
30 J.R. Watkins Medical Company Complex
J.R. Watkins Medical Company Complex
02004-12-04December 4, 2004
(#84003940)
150 Liberty Street
44°02′58″N 91°37′41″W / 44.049473°N 91.628176°W / 44.049473; -91.628176 (J.R. Watkins Medical Company Complex)
Winona Longtime headquarters of the nation's largest direct sales company in the early 20th century, with seven contributing properties built 1900–1914, including a 1911 Prairie School building designed by George W. Maher.
31 Paul Watkins House
Paul Watkins House
01984-11-08November 8, 1984
(#84000255)
175 East Wabasha Street
44°02′49″N 91°38′08″W / 44.047026°N 91.635449°W / 44.047026; -91.635449 (Paul Watkins House)
Winona Jacobethan house built 1924–27, designed by architect Ralph Adams Cram for Paul Watkins (1865–1931), second-generation leader of the J.R. Watkins Company and progenitor of its famous door-to-door sales strategy.
32 Whitewater Avenue Commercial Historic District
Whitewater Avenue Commercial Historic District
01984-08-09August 9, 1984
(#84001736)
900–1012 Whitewater Avenue
43°58′08″N 92°03′54″W / 43.968826°N 92.065119°W / 43.968826; -92.065119 (Whitewater Avenue Commercial Historic District)
St. Charles Architecturally cohesive row of seven commercial buildings constructed 1890–1901.
33 Whitewater State Park CCC/WPA/Rustic Style Historic Resources
Whitewater State Park CCC/WPA/Rustic Style Historic Resources
01989-10-25October 25, 1989
(#89001661)
Off Minnesota State Highway 74 south of Elba
44°03′15″N 92°02′45″W / 44.054061°N 92.045777°W / 44.054061; -92.045777 (Whitewater State Park CCC/WPA/Rustic Style Historic Resources)
Elba vicinity Park facilities with 29 contributing properties built 1934–41, significant as examples of New Deal federal work relief, diverse National Park Service rustic design, and landscape architecture on a challenging site.
34 Winona and St. Peter Engine House
Winona and St. Peter Engine House
01984-01-12January 12, 1984
(#84001730)
75 Gould Street
44°03′26″N 91°40′07″W / 44.057263°N 91.668546°W / 44.057263; -91.668546 (Winona and St. Peter Engine House)
Winona c. 1890 engine house, sole surviving structure of a railroad shop complex that was a major local employer and a component of the rail network that fueled Winona's economy.
35 Winona and St. Peter Railroad Freight House
Winona and St. Peter Railroad Freight House
01984-01-26January 26, 1984
(#84001733)
Front and Center Streets
44°03′14″N 91°38′06″W / 44.05382°N 91.63504°W / 44.05382; -91.63504 (Winona and St. Peter Railroad Freight House)
Winona Winona's last surviving freight warehouse, built 1882–3; a symbol of the Winona and St. Peter Railroad, which helped develop Minnesota and Dakota Territory with Winona as a major manufacturing and shipping center.
36 Winona City Hall
Winona City Hall
01999-07-08July 8, 1999
(#99000806)
207 Lafayette Street
44°03′03″N 91°38′10″W / 44.050848°N 91.636114°W / 44.050848; -91.636114 (Winona City Hall)
Winona Exceptional 1939 Classical Moderne city hall funded by the Public Works Administration, a local example of the massive federal relief efforts of the New Deal.
37 Winona Commercial Historic District
Winona Commercial Historic District
01998-10-01October 1, 1998
(#98001220)
3rd Street between Franklin and Johnson Streets
44°03′07″N 91°38′07″W / 44.051965°N 91.635173°W / 44.051965; -91.635173 (Winona Commercial Historic District)
Winona Six-block downtown reflecting the prosperity of a river and rail town that grew into southeast Minnesota's leading commercial center of the late 19th century, with 65 contributing properties built 1868–1920.
38 Winona County Courthouse
Winona County Courthouse
01970-12-02December 2, 1970
(#70000313)
171 West 3rd Street
44°03′11″N 91°38′26″W / 44.052922°N 91.640439°W / 44.052922; -91.640439 (Winona County Courthouse)
Winona 1889 Romanesque Revival county courthouse, an artistic manifestation of Winona's prosperous riverboat and logging era.
39 Winona Free Public Library
Winona Free Public Library
01977-07-29July 29, 1977
(#77000775)
151 West 5th Street
44°03′04″N 91°38′26″W / 44.051088°N 91.640656°W / 44.051088; -91.640656 (Winona Free Public Library)
Winona 1899 Neoclassical public library noted for its architectural and cultural significance; specifically designed to house public art along with library services.
40 Winona High School and Winona Junior High School
Winona High School and Winona Junior High School
02004-01-02January 2, 2004
(#03001350)
166 and 218 West Broadway
44°03′03″N 91°38′31″W / 44.050882°N 91.64192°W / 44.050882; -91.64192 (Winona High School and Winona Junior High School)
Winona Adjacent schools completed in 1917 and 1926, representative of local efforts to implement progressive educational trends in updated facilities, while a 1928 auditorium hosted local and national touring performances.
41 Winona Hotel
Winona Hotel
01983-03-31March 31, 1983
(#83000947)
157 West 3rd Street
44°03′11″N 91°38′23″W / 44.05297°N 91.63972°W / 44.05297; -91.63972 (Winona Hotel)
Winona 1889 Romanesque Revival hotel built to accommodate visitors during Winona's heyday as a fine theatre destination. Also a contributing property to the Winona Commercial Historic District.
42 Winona Masonic Temple
Winona Masonic Temple
01998-02-26February 26, 1998
(#98000152)
255 Main Street
44°03′03″N 91°38′22″W / 44.050697°N 91.639307°W / 44.050697; -91.639307 (Winona Masonic Temple)
Winona Masonic Temple built 1908–9, the headquarters of a fraternal organization important to Winona's civic and social development. Also noted for its large, intact collection of theatrical backdrops and stage equipment.
43 Winona Savings Bank Building
Winona Savings Bank Building
01977-09-15September 15, 1977
(#77000776)
204 Main Street
44°03′05″N 91°38′17″W / 44.051422°N 91.638181°W / 44.051422; -91.638181 (Winona Savings Bank Building)
Winona Bank constructed 1914–16, the state's largest and best preserved Egyptian Revival building of the early 20th century and one of architect George W. Maher's master works in Minnesota.

Former listings

Name on the Register Image Date listed Date removed Location City or town Summary
1 Bridge No. L1409
Bridge No. L1409
01990-07-05July 5, 1990
(#90000978)
02016-11-07November 7, 2016
Hillsdale Township Road 62 over Garvin Brook
44°03′22″N 91°44′52″W / 44.05599°N 91.747757°W / 44.05599; -91.747757 (Bridge No. L1409)
Winona vicinity 1895 stone arch bridge, called the state's "most impressive" rural specimen for its fine ashlar masonry and 45-foot (14 m) span. Destroyed in the 2007 Midwest flooding.
2 E. L. King House (Rockledge) Upload image
01982-09-26September 26, 1982
(#82003086)
01990-05-07May 7, 1990
U.S. Route 61
Winona vicinity 1911 Prairie School house. Demolished in 1988.
3 James P. Pearson Steamboat/Julius C. Wilkie Steamboat Upload image
01975-06-11June 11, 1975
(#75001035)
01986-06-25June 25, 1986
Foot of Main St. at Mississippi River (Levee Park)
Winona Destroyed by arson in 1981.
4 Stockton Mill Upload image
01975-05-12May 12, 1975
(#75001034)
01990-05-07May 7, 1990
8th St.
Stockton 1890 mill. Destroyed by arson in 1988.

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