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Recent National Register Listings in Minnesota

Here are a few of the latest National Register listings in Minnesota. The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the nation's cultural resources worthy of preservation. Properties listed in the Register include districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects that are significant in American history, architecture, archaeology, engineering, and culture and which possess integrity of location, design, setting, materials, workmanship, feeling, and association.
Amhoist Tower exterior
Amhoist Tower
June 3, 2022 Direct Link
St. Paul, Ramsey County. Listed June 3, 2022. The Amhoist Tower, addressed at both 345 Saint Peter Street and 59 Fourth Street West in downtown Saint Paul, was completed in 1983-1984. The property is associated with American Hoist and Derrick Company, a major manufacturer based in Saint Paul for over a century. American Hoist had been the country’s foremost manufacturer of large cranes for more than a century and its equipment facilitated major construction projects around the world.
Frederick and Maryanna Manfred House
Frederick and Maryanna Manfred House
June 3, 2022 Direct Link
Luverne, Rock County. Listed June 3, 2022. The Frederick and Maryanna Manfred House is associated with Frederick Manfred, an important Minnesota author whose works were set in a fictional area he called Siouxland, which encompassed the four corners region of Minnesota, Iowa, South Dakota, and Nebraska and the watershed of the Great Sioux River. His house and studio situated in Blue Mound directly influenced his literary works. Furthermore, the house represents a distinctive example of organic design.
St. Olafs Norwegian Lutheran Church exterior
St. Olafs Norwegian Lutheran Church
June 2, 2022 Direct Link
Minneapolis, Hennepin County, listed June 2, 2022. St. Olafs Norwegian Lutheran Church (St. Olaf) … played in developing the Norwegian-American ethnic heritage and social history of North Minneapolis. The church is significant for its association with broad patterns of Minneapolis history including Norwegian immigration, the representation of the North Minneapolis community, and effects of institutions on neighborhood development and growth. During the period of significance, this church reflected the values and ideals of the surrounding working-class community and was representative of a strong Norwegian-American heritage.
Calvary Lutheran Church exterior
Calvary Lutheran Church
April 7, 2022 Direct Link
Minneapolis, Hennepin County, listed April 7, 2022. Calvary Lutheran Church, located at 3901 Chicago Ave, comprises a Sanctuary and Education Wing, both constructed in 1930, and a Parish House, built in 1953. All sections of the Building were designed by the prominent local architectural firm Lang and Raugland. The Sanctuary was designed in the English Gothic Revival style expressed through ornate doorways, intricate stone details around the windows, and stonework on the tower. The Education Wing and Parish House use the same architectural vocabulary although in a more subdued manner to create an architecturally unified whole. Calvary Lutheran is a leading example of their work and exhibits the hallmark features of their church designs.
Coliseum Building and Hall exterior view
Coliseum Building and Hall
March 24, 2022 Direct Link
Minneapolis, Hennepin County, listed March 24, 2022. The Coliseum Building and Hall epitomizes the commercial development of the Longfellow Neighborhood, becoming the centerpiece and anchor of the commercial area centered at this prominent streetcar intersection. Designed by L. J. Johnson the building was originally developed in 1917 with additions in 1923, 1955, and c.2000. With a successful department store, complement of professional offices, and a vibrant social hall, the Coliseum Building provided a more comprehensive offering of shopping and services than any other building at intersection. Furthermore, it retained its important role from the height of the streetcar era through the transition to automobile-oriented development in midcentury.
Street view of the Hopkins Commercial Historic District
Hopkins Commercial Historic District
January 19, 2022 Direct Link
The Hopkins Commercial Historic District is locally significant within the statewide historic contexts "Railroads & Agricultural Development 1870-1940" and "Urban Centers 1870-1940" for its association with the development of Hopkins as a regional agricultural, industrial, and commercial center from its platting as a company town in the late nineteenth century until its commercial decline in the 1970s. Through the mid-twentieth century, the commercial district served as the retail, social, and entertainment hub for residents of Hopkins and the rural areas of western and southern Hennepin County.
Woman's Club of Minneapolis
The Woman's Club of Minneapolis
January 11, 2022 Direct Link
The Woman's Club of Minneapolis at 410 Oak Grove Street is significant for its association with the national Women's Club Movement and women's roles in Minneapolis' social, cultural and civic development. A group of the city's most prominent women organized the club to encourage involvement and philanthropy in education, conservation, public health, libraries, political reform and other issues. The Italian Renaissance Revival style clubhouse is an excellent example of an urban club building, placed on a prominent location overlooking Loring Park. It includes the spaces - ballroom, dining room, lending library, and auditorium - necessary for the club's programming. The Woman's Club of Minneapolis served the social reform and cultural enlightenment causes by supporting programs and achievement that empowered women.
Church of the Incarnation
The Church of the Incarnation
January 11, 2022 Direct Link
The Church of the Incarnation, constructed in 1918, is a brick and stone church with tile roof designed in the Italian Renaissance and Romanesque Revival styles. The one-story church with raised lower level has a Latin cross plan with a large gable-roofed nave intersected by two gable-roofed transepts, a conical-roofed semi-dome at its apse, and a several-story bell tower. The centerpiece of the church’s interior design is the ornate nave and chancel, which feature barrel-vaulted and semi-dome wood ceilings; stained glass windows; a marble platform and altar with baldachin; side aisles and side chapels; and stone statues and altars. To the south of the church, a Colonial Revival-style rectory constructed in 1913 is connected to the church via the 1932 walkway. A wood entry porch with classical details is centered on the rectory’s primary west façade. The church and rectory are located at the southeast corner of the intersection of Pleasant Avenue and 38th Street West, in a residential neighborhood in South Minneapolis. The buildings have seen relatively few alterations since their construction and maintain excellent integrity.
Northern Pacific Depot
Northern Pacific Depot
January 7, 2022 Direct Link
The Northern Pacific Depot is an important physical reminder of the Northern Pacific's critical role in Fergus Falls and the surrounding area from a time when railroads provided the major form of transportation in the state. The building's construction in 1920 followed the destruction of two previous passenger depots by fire, and the destruction of a third passenger depot during the cyclone of 1919. The new depot was the Northern Pacific's most substantial building in Fergus Falls to date. Rather than frame construction that characterized the earlier buildings, the new depot featured brick and reinforced concrete construction. The up-to-date building efficiently combined freight and passenger service and served as the critical interaction point between the Northern Pacific and its customers. A number of the Northern Pacific's commercial customers developed into such large concerns that the railroad extended individual spur tracks directly to their properties. Even after passenger service ceased, freight business continued in importance until the depot closed in 1970 following the Northern Pacific's merger with other carriers to become the Burlington Northern.
Lewis House and Medical Office exterior
Lewis House and Medical Office
December 29, 2021 Direct Link
The Lewis House and Medical Office provided a vital service to residents of Henning and the surrounding farms and nearby communities for over 75 years. For the vast majority of that time, it remained the only medical office in Henning. Residents recall the continuity of care that several generations of their families received from the physicians who practiced in the Lewis office. The property also offers considerable insight into rural medical practices in Minnesota and their evolution during the twentieth century.
Steamboat Minnehaha
Steamboat Minnehaha
October 25, 2021 Direct Link
Constructed in 1906, salvaged in 1980, refurbished starting in 1990, and relaunched in 1996, the steamboat Minnehaha is the only extant streetcar boat on Lake Minnetonka. Although only historically active for 20 years the distinctive steamboats ferried thousands of residents a visitors across the lake and helped define transportation and recreation for riders during their use.
Sherburn Community Building
Sherburn Community Building
October 25, 2021 Direct Link
The Sherburn Community Building was constructed using WPA funds and was the first, and only, indoor community gathering space once construction was completed in 1940. The building is still used today as the City’s only movie theater and local theater production venue, and the basement is still used as a meeting place.
External view of Cloquet High School
Excelsior Commercial Historic District
October 20, 2021 Direct Link
The Excelsior Commercial Historic District “is locally significant and represents Excelsior’s commercial history, beginning with the town’s start as a tourist destination on Lake Minnetonka. The majority of the buildings in the historic district were built during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and held a variety of shops, restaurants, and services for tourists and locals. During the mid-twentieth century, the north block of the district was redeveloped as the tourist industry declined and lakefront hotels were demolished. New entertainment venues and auto sales and service buildings were constructed during this period. The district’s period of significance begins in 1886 when the earliest buildings in the district were constructed and ends in 1955 when downtown had been fully developed.” The district was listed under Criterion A (a history argument) in the area of significance of Commerce.
External view of Cloquet High School
Alano Society of Minneapolis Clubhouse
October 13, 2021 Direct Link
Alano Society of Minneapolis Clubhouse. Formed in 1941, the original Minneapolis chapter of AA (known as Minneapolis 2218) was not only the state’s first chapter of AA, but also acted as an incubator for numerous chapters in the metropolitan region. After the Alano Society of Minneapolis acquired the former residence of wealthy industrialist John Washburn in 1942, Minneapolis 2218 utilized the building for its member meetings and occasional regional events and notable speakers.[1] With the cooperation of the Alano Society of Minneapolis, the clubhouse at 2218 1st Avenue South also acted as an information hub for AA chapters in the greater Minneapolis area. Through its members’ engagement with alcoholics in Minneapolis and the surrounding region, Minneapolis 2218’s influence extended beyond its members and AA itself to the broader community. The period of significance for the property ends in 1968, when some of the clubhouse’s coordinating functions passed to the Minneapolis AA Intergroup. The applicable local context is South Minneapolis: An Historic Context by Hess, Roise and Company (2000). There are no applicable statewide contexts. The property is located within the City of Minneapolis’s locally-designated Washburn Fair-Oaks Historic District and was identified as eligible for the National Register in the Volume Two of the Phase I/Phase II Architecture History Investigation for the Proposed Southwest Transitway Project, Hennepin County, Minnesota by Hess, Roise and Company (2010).
External view of Cloquet High School
Windom Park Residential Historic District
October 13, 2021 Direct Link
Windom Park Residential Historic District. In the latter half of the nineteenth century and early twentieth century, upper-class neighborhoods emerged in various cities throughout Minnesota. Comparable examples to Windom Park include the Irvine Park and Historic Hill neighborhoods in St. Paul, the Washburn-Fair Oaks Mansion District in Minneapolis, the Pill Hill neighborhood in Rochester, and the West 2nd Street neighborhood in Hastings, all of which are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Such neighborhoods were typically established by prominent, wealthy residents who were instrumental in the founding and/or development of their respective cities. The neighborhoods are sited away from the central business core where there was more space. The Irvine Park residences surround a central green space while the Historic Hill neighborhood features wide boulevards as well as triangular corner parks. These neighborhoods are comprised of large houses that were designed in prevailing architectural styles of the era and often by known architects. Their grand residences conveyed the owners’ status, influence, and wealth within the community.
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