National Register Listings in
St. Louis County, Minnesota

Aerial Lift Bridge Aho, Elias and Lisi, Historic Farmstead Alango School Anderson, Andrew G., House Androy Hotel B'nai Abraham Synagogue Bailey, W. T., House Bailey, W., House Bridge No. 5757 Bridge No. L6007 Bridge No. L6113 Bridge No. L8515 Bruce Mine Headframe Buhl Public Library Buhl Village Hall Burntside Lodge Historic District Butler, Emmett, House Chester Terrace Chisholm Commercial Historic District Church of St. John the Baptist (Catholic) Church of St. Joseph (Catholic) Church of the Holy Family (Catholic) Civilian Conservation Corps Camp S-52 Coates House Congdon, Chester and Clara, Estate Delvic Building DeWitt-Seitz Building Duluth and Iron Range Railroad Company Passenger Station Duluth Armory Duluth Central High School Duluth Civic Center Historic District Duluth Commercial Historic District Duluth Harbor North Pier Light Duluth Harbor South Breakwater Outer Light Duluth Masonic Temple Duluth Missabe and Iron Range Depot (Endion) Duluth Public Library Duluth South Breakwater Inner (Duluth Range Rear) Lighthouse Duluth State Normal School Historic District Duluth Union Depot Duluth, Winnipeg, and Pacific Depot East Howard Street Commercial Historic District Ely Community Center Ely State Theater Endion School Engine House No. 1 Engine House No. 1 (Boundary Increase and Additional Documentation) Eveleth Manual Training Center Eveleth Recreation Building Finnish Sauna First National Bank of Gilbert Fitger Brewing Company Flint Creek Farm Historic District Fujita, Jun, Cabin Hanka, Gregorius and Mary, Historic Farmstead Hartley Building Height of Land Portage Hibbing City Hall Hibbing Disposal Plant Hibbing High School Hill, Matt and Emma, Historic Farmstead Hotel Glode Hull-Rust-Mahoning Open Pit Iron Mine Ingersoll, William, Estate Irving School Jukola Boardinghouse Kabetogama Ranger Station District Kettle Falls Historic District Kettle Falls Hotel Kitchi Gammi Club LaSalle Apartments LeMoine Building Lenont, Charles, House Lester River Bridge-Bridge No. 5772 Levin, Adolph, Cottage Lincoln Branch Library Lincoln School Building Listening Point Longyear, E. J., First Diamond Drill Site Matson, Mike and Mary, Historic Farmstead Mesaba Co-operative Park Minnesota Point Lighthouse Mitchell-Tappan House Moe, Bergetta, Bakery Monson's Hoist Bay Resort Mountain Iron Mine Munger Terrace Nelimark, Erick and Kristina, Sauna Northland Olcott Park Electric Fountain and Rock Garden Olson, Sigurd F., Writing Shack Orr Roadside Parking Area Pioneer Mine Buildings and A Headframe Pyhala, Anna and Mikko, Farm Sacred Heart Cathedral and Cathedral School Sacred Heart Cathedral, Sacred Heart School and Christian Brothers (Boundary Increase) Saints Peter and Paul Church-Ukranian Catholic Seitaniemi, Alex, Housebarn Sons of Italy Hall Soudan Iron Mine St. Louis County 4-H Club Camp St. Mark's African Methodist Episcopal Church St.Louis County District Courthouse Stevens, I.W., Lakeside Cottage Stuntz Bay Boathouse Historic District Tanner's Hospital Tanttari, Waino, Field Hay Barn Tower Fire Hall Traphagen, Oliver G., House United States Army Corps of Engineers Duluth Vessel Yard US Fisheries Station, Duluth Valon Tuote Raittiusseura Virginia Brewery Virginia City Hall Virginia Commercial Historic District Virginia Recreation Building Virginia-Rainy Lake Lumber Company Manager's Residence Virginia-Rainy Lake Lumber Company Office Western Bohemian Fraternal Union Hall WILLIAM A. IRVIN (freighter) Wirth Building YWCA of Duluth
Minnesota was the first state to offer voter registration on the day of an election in 1974.
St. Louis County, located in northeastern Minnesota, has a rich history dating back thousands of years. It is home to several indigenous tribes, including the Ojibwe and Dakota, who first settled the area. The region's natural resources, such as timber and minerals, attracted European explorers in the 17th century, but was officially established as a county in 1855.

During the late 19th century, St. Louis County experienced a massive population boom due to the discovery of iron ore in the Mesabi Range. The mining industry quickly grew, attracting immigrants from all over the world, particularly from Finland, Sweden, and Italy. The mining towns of Hibbing, Virginia, and Eveleth emerged as major centers of industry, fueling the economic growth of the county.

In the early 20th century, St. Louis County faced challenges as the mining industry went through periods of fluctuation. A major event was the Mesabi Range Strike of 1916, when thousands of miners demanded better working conditions and higher wages. The strike was met with violence and resulted in several deaths. However, it also paved the way for improvements in labor rights and safety regulations in the mining industry.

In recent years, St. Louis County has diversified its economy by focusing on tourism, healthcare, education, and technology. The county is home to numerous natural attractions, including the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and Lake Superior. Additionally, the county is home to the city of Duluth, which has become a regional center for healthcare and education. This blend of natural beauty and urban development continues to shape the history and future of St. Louis County, MN.

This timeline provides a condensed summary of the historical journey of St. Louis County, Minnesota.

  • 1849 - St. Louis County is established on February 20th.
  • 1858 - The first courthouse is built in Duluth.
  • 1884 - The Great Hinckley Fire devastates parts of St. Louis County.
  • 1893 - The Duluth Ship Canal is completed, connecting Lake Superior to the Duluth Harbor.
  • 1915 - The Duluth, Missabe and Northern Railway is formed, stimulating economic growth in the region.
  • 1941 - The Duluth Air Base (later renamed Duluth International Airport) is established.
  • 1975 - The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is established, preserving vast areas of St. Louis County.
  • 1984 - The city of Virginia becomes the county seat, replacing Duluth.
  • 1992 - The Great Flood of 1992 causes significant damage to infrastructure and communities in St. Louis County.