National Register of Historic Places listings in Winneshiek County, Iowa

This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Winneshiek County, Iowa.

Location of Winneshiek County in Iowa

This is intended to be a complete list of the properties and districts on the National Register of Historic Places in Winneshiek County, Iowa, United States. Latitude and longitude coordinates are provided for many National Register properties and districts; these locations may be seen together in a map.[1]

There are 33 properties and districts listed on the National Register in the county. Five other properties have been delisted.


          This National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted September 23, 2022.[2]

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[3] Name on the Register[4] Image Date listed[5] Location City or town Description
1 Birdsall Lime Kiln March 21, 1979
(#79000948)
Northeast of Decorah
43°18′08″N 91°46′02″W / 43.302222°N 91.767222°W / 43.302222; -91.767222 (Birdsall Lime Kiln)
Decorah
2 Broadway-Phelps Park Historic District
Broadway-Phelps Park Historic District
November 13, 1976
(#76000813)
West Broadway from Winnebago Street to Park Drive, also 202 Winnebago St., 307 West Main St.
43°18′01″N 91°47′35″W / 43.300278°N 91.793056°W / 43.300278; -91.793056 (Broadway-Phelps Park Historic District)
Decorah Second set of address represent a boundary increase approved March 14, 2022
3 Burr Oak House/Masters Hotel
Burr Oak House/Masters Hotel
January 27, 1983
(#83000410)
State Street
43°27′28″N 91°51′56″W / 43.457778°N 91.865556°W / 43.457778; -91.865556 (Burr Oak House/Masters Hotel)
Burr Oak Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum
4 Burr Oak Savings Bank
Burr Oak Savings Bank
August 8, 2001
(#01000857)
3608 236th Ave.
43°27′30″N 91°51′55″W / 43.458333°N 91.865278°W / 43.458333; -91.865278 (Burr Oak Savings Bank)
Burr Oak Museum Visitor Center
5 Calmar Passenger Depot
Calmar Passenger Depot
March 21, 2011
(#11000137)
201 N. Maryville St.
43°11′02″N 91°51′53″W / 43.183889°N 91.864722°W / 43.183889; -91.864722 (Calmar Passenger Depot)
Calmar Advent & Development of Railroads in Iowa MPS
6 Cooley-Whitney House
Cooley-Whitney House
January 25, 1980
(#80001461)
305 Grove St.
43°12′45″N 91°48′03″W / 43.2125°N 91.800833°W / 43.2125; -91.800833 (Cooley-Whitney House)
Decorah
7 Decorah Commercial Historic District
Decorah Commercial Historic District
August 21, 2017
(#100001482)
Blocks 500-100 W. Water, 100-200 E. Water, 100 Washington, 100 Winnebago, parts of W. Main, Court & W. Day Spring
43°18′15″N 91°47′16″W / 43.304205°N 91.787759°W / 43.304205; -91.787759 (Decorah Commercial Historic District)
Decorah
8 Decorah Ice Cave
Decorah Ice Cave
December 20, 1978
(#78001269)
Ice Cave Road
43°18′38″N 91°47′03″W / 43.310556°N 91.784167°W / 43.310556; -91.784167 (Decorah Ice Cave)
Decorah
9 Decorah Municipal Bathhouse and Swimming Pool
Decorah Municipal Bathhouse and Swimming Pool
January 30, 2012
(#11001057)
701 College Dr.
43°18′49″N 91°48′05″W / 43.313625°N 91.801286°W / 43.313625; -91.801286 (Decorah Municipal Bathhouse and Swimming Pool)
Decorah
10 Decorah Woolen Mill
Decorah Woolen Mill
January 26, 2001
(#00001681)
107 Court St.
43°18′18″N 91°47′18″W / 43.305°N 91.788333°W / 43.305; -91.788333 (Decorah Woolen Mill)
Decorah
11 Ellsworth-Porter House
Ellsworth-Porter House
August 6, 1975
(#75000702)
401 West Broadway
43°17′59″N 91°47′48″W / 43.299722°N 91.796667°W / 43.299722; -91.796667 (Ellsworth-Porter House)
Decorah Porter House Museum
12 Fort Atkinson Bridge
Fort Atkinson Bridge
May 15, 1998
(#98000460)
150th Street over the Turkey River
43°09′12″N 91°55′43″W / 43.153333°N 91.928611°W / 43.153333; -91.928611 (Fort Atkinson Bridge)
Fort Atkinson
13 Fort Atkinson Historic District
Fort Atkinson Historic District
February 27, 2013
(#13000036)
2nd St. & 8th Ave.
43°08′45″N 91°56′22″W / 43.145885°N 91.939369°W / 43.145885; -91.939369 (Fort Atkinson Historic District)
Fort Atkinson U.S. Army fort maintained 1840–1853 to oversee Ho-Chunk people relocated from Wisconsin. Now Fort Atkinson State Preserve.[6]
14 Frankville School
Frankville School
November 14, 1978
(#78001272)
State Street
43°11′20″N 91°37′18″W / 43.188889°N 91.621667°W / 43.188889; -91.621667 (Frankville School)
Frankville
15 Gilliece Bridge May 15, 1998
(#98000464)
Cattle Creek Road over the Upper Iowa River
43°24′54″N 91°57′32″W / 43.415°N 91.958889°W / 43.415; -91.958889 (Gilliece Bridge)
Bluffton Destroyed by overweight truck May 2017[7]
16 Highlandville School
Highlandville School
February 5, 2014
(#13001141)
3499 Highlandville Rd.
43°26′34″N 91°40′06″W / 43.442722°N 91.668277°W / 43.442722; -91.668277 (Highlandville School)
Decorah
17 Horn House
Horn House
March 25, 1977
(#77000568)
Northwest of Decorah
43°20′33″N 91°49′32″W / 43.3425°N 91.825556°W / 43.3425; -91.825556 (Horn House)
Decorah
18 Jacobson Farm
Jacobson Farm
June 14, 1982
(#82002645)
Junction of County Road W42 and 162nd Street, southeast of Decorah
43°10′21″N 91°45′54″W / 43.17238°N 91.76508°W / 43.17238; -91.76508 (Jacobson Farm)
Decorah
19 Kinney Octagon Barn
Kinney Octagon Barn
November 19, 1986
(#86003191)
Off U.S. Route 52
43°28′21″N 91°52′04″W / 43.4725°N 91.867778°W / 43.4725; -91.867778 (Kinney Octagon Barn)
Burr Oak
20 Koren Library
Koren Library
January 12, 1984
(#84001610)
Luther College campus
43°18′38″N 91°48′14″W / 43.310685°N 91.804008°W / 43.310685; -91.804008 (Koren Library)
Decorah
21 Lawrence Bridge May 15, 1998
(#98000462)
330th Avenue over the Little Turkey River
43°04′58″N 92°03′08″W / 43.082778°N 92.052222°W / 43.082778; -92.052222 (Lawrence Bridge)
Jackson Junction
22 Locust School
Locust School
May 22, 1978
(#78001270)
North of Decorah
43°25′14″N 91°43′22″W / 43.420556°N 91.722778°W / 43.420556; -91.722778 (Locust School)
Decorah
23 Luther College Campus Historic District
Luther College Campus Historic District
March 2, 2021
(#100006184)
700 College Dr.
43°18′45″N 91°48′10″W / 43.312368°N 91.802680°W / 43.312368; -91.802680 (Luther College Campus Historic District)
Decorah
24 Luther College Farm
Luther College Farm
July 17, 1979
(#79000949)
Luther College campus
43°19′04″N 91°48′05″W / 43.317778°N 91.801389°W / 43.317778; -91.801389 (Luther College Farm)
Decorah
25 Norris Miller House
Norris Miller House
June 8, 1976
(#76000814)
118 N. Mill St.
43°18′19″N 91°47′31″W / 43.305278°N 91.791944°W / 43.305278; -91.791944 (Norris Miller House)
Decorah Part of Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum
26 Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway Combination Depot
Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway Combination Depot
September 12, 2016
(#16000609)
203 W. Pearl St.
43°17′55″N 91°47′15″W / 43.298515°N 91.787480°W / 43.298515; -91.787480 (Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway Combination Depot)
Decorah
27 Ossian Opera House
Ossian Opera House
June 18, 1979
(#79000950)
Main Street
43°08′41″N 91°45′53″W / 43.144722°N 91.764722°W / 43.144722; -91.764722 (Ossian Opera House)
Ossian
28 Painter-Bernatz Mill
Painter-Bernatz Mill
January 11, 1974
(#74000816)
200 N. Mill St.
43°18′21″N 91°47′32″W / 43.305833°N 91.792222°W / 43.305833; -91.792222 (Painter-Bernatz Mill)
Decorah Part of Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum
29 Steyer Bridge
Steyer Bridge
January 4, 1983
(#83000411)
Oneata Road off U.S. Route 52
43°17′54″N 91°48′39″W / 43.298333°N 91.810833°W / 43.298333; -91.810833 (Steyer Bridge)
Decorah
30 Steyer Opera House
Steyer Opera House
January 24, 1980
(#80001462)
102-104 W. Water St.
43°18′12″N 91°47′21″W / 43.303333°N 91.789167°W / 43.303333; -91.789167 (Steyer Opera House)
Decorah
31 Wenzil Taylor Building
Wenzil Taylor Building
March 21, 1979
(#79000951)
Main Street
43°12′20″N 91°57′13″W / 43.205556°N 91.953611°W / 43.205556; -91.953611 (Wenzil Taylor Building)
Spillville
32 Upper Bluffton Bridge May 15, 1998
(#98000458)
Ravine Road over the Upper Iowa River
43°24′18″N 91°55′12″W / 43.405°N 91.92°W / 43.405; -91.92 (Upper Bluffton Bridge)
Bluffton
33 Washington Prairie Methodist Church
Washington Prairie Methodist Church
January 29, 1980
(#80001463)
Southeast of Decorah
43°14′17″N 91°44′38″W / 43.238056°N 91.743889°W / 43.238056; -91.743889 (Washington Prairie Methodist Church)
Decorah

Former listingsEdit

Five properties were once listed on the Register, but have been removed:

[3] Name on the Register Image Date listedDate removed Location City or town Description
1 Big Stone Mills July 15, 2009
(#09000516)
December 19, 2014 113 North Main Street
43°12′27″N 91°57′03″W / 43.207375°N 91.950717°W / 43.207375; -91.950717 (Big Stone Mills)
Spillville Demolished June 23, 2011.
2 Clarksville Diner December 10, 1993
(#93001356)
May 8, 2002 504 Heivly Street
Decorah Sold to a French media company and was shipped to Paris, France.
3 Decorah East Side Elementary and Middle School September 25, 1998
(#98001204)
September 10, 2008 210 Vernon Street
Decorah
4 Freeport Bowstring Arch Bridge April 19, 1984
(#84001407)
September 10, 2008 Spans Upper Iowa River
Freeport vicinity Delisted after relocation to Trout Run Park in Decorah.
5 Ten Mile Creek Bridge May 15, 1998
(#98000466)
May 2, 2017 Happy Hollow Road over Ten Mile Creek
43°20′17″N 91°53′18″W / 43.338056°N 91.888333°W / 43.338056; -91.888333 (Ten Mile Creek Bridge)
Decorah
6 Turkey River Bridge May 15, 1998
(#98000468)
October 15, 2014 Little Church Road over the Turkey River
43°05′06″N 91°53′38″W / 43.085°N 91.893889°W / 43.085; -91.893889 (Turkey River Bridge)
Festina vicinity Demolished and replaced in 2010[8]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The latitude and longitude information provided in this table was derived originally from the National Register Information System, which has been found to be fairly accurate for about 99% of listings. Some locations in this table may have been corrected to current GPS standards.
  2. ^ National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior, "National Register of Historic Places: Weekly List Actions", retrieved September 23, 2022.
  3. ^ a b Numbers represent an alphabetical ordering by significant words. Various colorings, defined here, differentiate National Historic Landmarks and historic districts from other NRHP buildings, structures, sites or objects.
  4. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. April 24, 2008.
  5. ^ The eight-digit number below each date is the number assigned to each location in the National Register Information System database, which can be viewed by clicking the number.
  6. ^ Peterson, Cynthia L.; David G. Stanley (2012-09-05). "National Register of Historic Places Multiple Property Documentation Form: Historic Properties of the Ho-Chunk (Winnebago) Removal to the Neutral Ground" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2013-12-29. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  7. ^ Des Moines Register
  8. ^ "Turkey River Bridge". Bridgehunter.com. Retrieved April 4, 2011.