National Register of Historic Places listings in Leelanau County, Michigan

This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Leelanau County, Michigan.

This is intended to be a complete list of the properties and districts on the National Register of Historic Places in Leelanau County, Michigan, United States. The locations of National Register properties and districts for which the latitude and longitude coordinates are included below, may be seen in a map.[1]

There are 23 properties and districts listed on the National Register in the county, including 1 National Historic Landmark.

This National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted December 13, 2019.[2]

Listings county-wide

[3] Name on the Register[4] Image Date listed[5] Location City or town Description
1 Bingham District No. 5 Schoolhouse July 31, 1991
Junction of County Roads 618 and 633
44°52′33″N 85°40′29″W
Bingham This building was constructed in 1877 as a replacement for an earlier 1870 log school. It was used for first through eighth grade classes until school district consolidation after World War II. It is now the Bingham Township Hall.
2 Campbell-DeYoung Farm September 8, 2011
9510 E. Cherry Bend Rd.
44°48′32″N 85°39′18″W
Elmwood Charter Township This farmstead was first settled by Henry Campbell in 1855, who built the farmhouse in c. 1860. The Campbell constructed most of the buildings. It was owned by Louis DeYoung from 1925 until his death in 2004, and is now operated as a recreational area, the DeYoung Natural Area, by the Leelanau Conservancy.
3 Empire School March 27, 2008
10017 W. Front St.
44°48′39″N 86°03′32″W
Empire The Empire School was constructed in 1900-01 as a four-room schoolhouse. A gymnasium was added in 1932, and the school served the community until 1968.
4 Fountain Point July 10, 2003
990 South Lake Leelanau Dr.
44°58′02″N 85°42′22″W
Suttons Bay Township The name "Fountain Point" is derived from a fountain of sparkling artesian spring water, which has been continuously gushing since 1867. In 1889, Lydia Morrison of Cincinnati, Ohio. established "The Fountain Point House," a Victorian-style mansion, and guests began arriving for the summer by steamboat and buggy.
5 Glen Haven Village Historic District June 24, 1983
44°53′40″N 86°02′05″W
Glen Arbor Township Glenn Haven is a restored logging village on the shore of Lake Michigan. Attractions include the restored General Store and Blacksmith Shop and the former Glen Haven Canning Co. building.
6 Grand Traverse Light Station July 19, 1984
Leelanau Peninsula
45°12′38″N 85°32′58″W
Northport The Grand Traverse Light was built in 1858, replacing a separate round tower built in 1852. The lighthouse is located inside Leelanau State Park.
7 Grove Hill New Mission Church June 29, 1972
On M-22
45°03′27″N 85°35′10″W
Omena In 1852, Reverend Peter Dougherty moved his mission from what is now called Old Mission, Michigan to this location. He built a school, and, in 1858, this mission. Since 1925, it has been used primarily in the summer months, and is still open as the Omena Presbyterian Church.
8 Hutzler's Barn January 3, 1978
West of Leland on South Manitou Island
45°02′16″N 86°06′52″W
Glen Arbor Township This barn was built in the 1870s by George Johann Hutzler, a German immigrant who staked his claim on South Manitou Island in 1863.
9 George Conrad Hutzler Farm May 3, 1991
South Manitou Island, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Seashore
45°01′22″N 86°07′36″W
Glen Arbor Township The George Conrad Hutzler Farm was established in 1870. George Conrad Hutzler Jr, the son of the original owner, was notable as an experimental former who was the first to experiment with hybridization of Rosen rye and Michelite pea beans.
10 Lake Leelanau Narrows Bridge January 27, 2000
M-204 over Lake Leelanau Narrows
44°58′53″N 85°42′42″W
Leland Township This bridge, constructed in 1939, is the third bridge to cross this narrow section of Lake Leelanau. The bridge project was part of the Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works, which provided jobs in the Great Depression through funding public infrastructure projects.
11 Leelanau Transit Company Suttons Bay Depot August 21, 1997
101 S. Cedar St.
44°58′26″N 85°39′03″W
Suttons Bay The railroad track through Suttons Bay in 1903 to access a Northport-Manistique car ferry. However, the railway was immediately unsuccessful and the ferry was discontinued by 1908. In 1919, a successor company, the Leelanau Transit Company was organized to take over ownership of the tracks. They leased built this depot in Suttons Bay as a passenger and freight station.
12 Leland Historic District November 20, 1975
Roughly bounded by the park, Main St., Ave. A, and the harbor
45°01′24″N 85°45′40″W
Leland Township This district, also known as Fishtown, contains Leland's harbor and surrounding area. The harbor contains fishing shanties, smokehouses, and docks established for the commercial fishing industry – some are still used for fishing, while others support the local tourism industry.
13 William and Margaret McFarland Core Farm February 2, 2005
5946 S. Center Hwy;5856 S. Lake Leelanau Dr.
44°53′40″N 85°41′02″W
Bingham Township This farm, established in 1865, was operated by William Core and his descendants for nearly 150 years. It is currently operated as the Ruby Ellen Farm, a working farm open to the public.
14 Morgan-Copp-Mervau Building March 15, 2000
101 N. Mill St.
45°07′47″N 85°36′57″W
Northport This building was built in three sections. The first, a single-story building fronting on Nagonaba, was constructed in 1880 as a grocery and dry goods store. An attached two-story section was built on the rear in 1881–83 as a home. The two-story section was extended to front onto Mill Street some time before 1905 and converted into a drugstore. A third section, built diagonally to front onto the Nagonaba/Mill intersection and featuring cedar stickwork, was built in 1927/28.
15 North Manitou Island Lifesaving Station August 5, 1998
East Coast, North Manitou Island
45°07′16″N 85°58′39″W
Leland Township The North Manitou Island Lifesaving Station, also known as the North Manitou Coast Guard Station, is the only remaining station which was in use during all three periods of lifesaving service history, from the early volunteer period through operation by the United States Life-Saving Service and the United States Coast Guard.
16 North Manitou Shoal Light Station September 6, 2005
Northeastern Lake Michigan, approximately 3 mi (4.8 km) southeast of North Manitou Island
45°01′12″N 85°57′24″W
Leland Township The North Manitou Shoal Light Station was constructed to replace a lightship station in 1935. When it was automated in 1980, it was the last manned offshore light in the Great Lakes.
17 Omena Historic District January 17, 2017
Generally along M-22 from Tatch Road to North Omena Point Road
45°03′22″N 85°35′14″W
18 Port Oneida Rural Historic District June 27, 1997
Roughly bounded by Lake Michigan, Shell Lake, Bass Lake, and Tucker Lake
44°56′14″N 85°56′11″W
Cleveland and Glen Arbor Townships The Port Oneida Rural Historic District consists of a set of farms that are typical of Northern European settlers throughout the Midwestern United States in the later part of the 19th century. The district is part of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
19 Riverside Inn May 8, 2003
302 E. River St.
45°01′20″N 85°45′29″W
Leland Township The first Riverside Inn was constructed in 1902 by Jacob Schwarz, who passed it to his daughters Blanche and Anna after his death. When the inn burned in 1924, Blanche and Anna reconstructed a nearby dancehall to make the current structure. The Riverside Inn is still in business, under owners Barb and Kate Vilter.
20 Saint Joseph's Catholic Church January 22, 1992
5899 County Road 669
44°53′40″N 85°53′00″W
Cleveland Township Saint Joseph's Catholic Church was built in 1884 by Bohemian immigrants. The church was used by the Catholic congregation until 1970, when the Saint Joseph parish was merged with a neighboring one.
21 Sleeping Bear Inn September 6, 1979
44°54′15″N 86°01′38″W
Glen Arbor Township This inn, originally called the "Sleeping Bear House," was built in 1857 by C.C. McCarthy. It operated as a boarding house and hotel through the rest of the 19th century, and well into the 20th. It eventually closed in 1973, and was purchased, along with the remainder of Glen Haven, by the National Park Service.
22 Sleeping Bear Point Life Saving Station April 26, 1979
North of Glen Haven
44°54′31″N 86°02′01″W
Glen Arbor Township The Sleeping Bear Point Lifesaving Station is significant as a nearly intact version of what was, when built in 1901, a prototype architectural design. It is now a Maritime Museum and part of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
23 South Manitou Island Lighthouse Complex and Life Saving Station Historical District October 28, 1983
Sandy Point
45°00′34″N 86°05′35″W
Glen Arbor Township This lighthouse, built in 1872, is the third built on the island, after earlier lighthouses constructed in 1840 and 1858 were deemed structurally deficient. The lighthouse was decommissioned in 1958, and is presently a museum.

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  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 Register of Historic Places: Weekly List Actions". National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved on December 13, 2019.
  3. Numbers represent an 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.
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