National Register of Historic Places listings in Marquette County, Michigan

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

This is intended to be a complete list of the properties and districts on the National Register of Historic Places in Marquette 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.[lower-alpha 1]

There are 39 properties and districts listed on the National Register in the county.

This National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted December 13, 2019.[1]

Current listings

[lower-alpha 2] Name on the Register[2] Image Date listed[lower-alpha 3] Location City or town Description
1 Arch and Ridge Streets Historic District June 18, 1980
Arch and Ridge streets from Front Street to Lake Superior
46°32′43″N 87°23′06″W
Marquette The Historic District includes spectacular residences built for some of the leading citizens of Marquette, as well as more modest houses for white- and blue-collar workers. The district dates from 1867, when Peter White built the first house on the Ridge. Most of the construction in the district took place over the next 35 years as other leading citizens of Marquette followed White's lead, including pioneer businessman and industrialist Hiram A. Burt, Charles H. Call, Daniel Merritt, Andrew Ripka, David Murray, Josiah Reynolds, Frank Bennett Spear, and James Jopling.
2 Big Bay Point Light Station October 12, 1988
3 Lighthouse Road
46°50′25″N 87°40′55″W
Big Bay The Big Bay Point Light stands on a tall bluff over a rocky point northwest of Marquette. The light went into service in 1896. It is the only operational lighthouse to include a bed and breakfast.
3 Braastad–Gossard Building December 29, 2015
308 Cleveland Avenue
46°29′23″N 87°39′58″W
Ishpeming This building was constructed in two parts in 1888 and 1903 for Frederick Braastad's department store. It later served as a factory for the H. W. Gossard Company, manufacturer of corsets and brassieres.
4 Call House January 13, 1972
450 E. Ridge Street
46°32′44″N 87°23′04″W
Marquette The Call House was designed and built in 1867 for Henry R. Mather, first president of the Cleveland Iron Mining Company. The house is a particularly noteworthy example of Gothic Revival architecture, and was later used by U.S. Supreme Court Justice George Shiras Jr. as a summer home.
5 Cleveland Mine Engine House Number 3 May 2, 2007
601 Division Street
46°29′20″N 87°39′31″W
Ishpeming The Cleveland Mine was the second iron mine opened on the Marquette Iron Range after the Jackson Mine. The first portion of this engine house was built in 1880–1882, and served as the mine's primary hoist engine house until the ore was depleted in the early 1890s. The Cleveland Mine was eventually merged with other iron companies in the area, including the Jackson Mine and the Iron Cliffs Mine, to form the Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Company.
6 Cliffs Shaft Mine July 17, 1992
Euclid Street between Lakeshore Drive and Spruce Street
46°29′28″N 87°40′31″W
Ishpeming The Cliffs Shaft Mine operated on this site for a total of 99 years, closing in 1967. The site is now a museum.
7 Coaster II September 28, 1989
Far western end of the Main Pier at Mattson Lower Harbor Park, off Harbor Drive
46°32′29″N 87°23′28″W
Marquette The Coaster II was designed by naval architect Murray Peterson as his personal yacht; the second of three he built—designated Coaster, Coaster II, and Coaster III—to replicate late 19th-century coasting schooners. Built in 1933, the ship was located in multiple places over the years; in 2007 Niko Economides purchased the Coaster II and moved it to Marquette.
8 Sam Cohodas Lodge April 4, 1991
Off US 41/M-28 at the eastern end of Lake Michigamme, Michigamme Township
46°31′33″N 88°00′15″W
Champion The Sam Cohodas Lodge was built for Sam Cohodas, the head of a large and successful fruit and produce wholesale firm, in 1934–35. The lodge, built from locally sourced material, in significant as a distinctive example of a large-scale, vernacular rustic log resort architecture constructed in the early 20th century. It is one of the largest log structures in Michigan which does not use an independent superstructure for support.
9 County Road 557–West Branch Escanaba River Bridge December 17, 1999
County Road 557 over the West Branch of the Escanaba River
46°08′48″N 87°27′45″W
Wells Township The County Road 557–West Branch Escanaba River Bridge, constructed in 1928, is one of the first truly long steel stringer bridges constructed in the state. Recent improvements in the manufacture of rolled I-beams enabled lengthier spans to be constructed. The outside of the stringers are encased in concrete, giving the bridge the appearance af an all-concrete construction.
10 Granite Island Light Station August 4, 1983
12 mi (19 km) north of Marquette on Granite Island
46°43′15″N 87°24′43″W
Marquette The Granite Island Light was built in 1868 and commissioned in 1869. It is one of the oldest surviving lighthouses on Lake Superior.
11 Granot Loma April 4, 1991
County Road 550 on the Lake Superior shore north of Thoneys Point, Powell Township
46°41′58″N 87°32′54″W
Marquette Granot Loma is a lodge constructed by Louis Graveraet Kaufman in the tradition of the Adirondack camps of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The estate includes 5,180 acres of woodland located along the Lake Superior shore; the lodge is built of logs over a steel frame and includes a 60-foot long greatroom and 26 bedrooms.
12 Gwinn Model Town Historic District June 24, 2002
Including most of the original plat of Gwinn and surrounding greenbelt
46°16′59″N 87°26′23″W
Forsyth Township In 1906, the president of the Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Company, William Gwinn Mather, commissioned the well-known Boston landscape designer Warren H. Manning to design a residential community to support the mining operations. Manning designed a "model town," emphasizing Gwinn’s connection to the surrounding environment by preserving many of the existing trees and planting new ones.
13 Harlow Block March 24, 1983
100 West Washington Street
46°32′37″N 87°23′34″W
Marquette The Harlow Block, built in an Italianate style, exemplifies late nineteenth century vernacular commercial architecture. It was constructed by one of Marquette's first settlers, Amos R. Harlow, in 1887 as a real estate investment.
14 Holy Family Orphanage October 5, 2015
600 Altamont Street
46°32′25″N 87°24′12″W
15 Huron Islands Lighthouse September 2, 1975
Northwest of Big Bay in Lake Superior
46°57′48″N 87°59′58″W
Big Bay In 1867, Congress appropriated $17,000 for a lighthouse located in the Huron Islands. The survey crew chose the highest point on Lighthouse Island, the westernmost of the group as the location for the light. With the exception of 205 feet (62 m) Grand Island North Light, this is the highest focal plane in the western Great Lakes. The lighthouse was constructed in 1868, and is a duplicate of the one built at the same time on nearby Granite Island.
16 Ishpeming Municipal Building July 9, 1981
100 East Division Street
46°29′18″N 87°40′05″W
Ishpeming The City Hall in Ishpeming was built during the boom iron-mining years, constructed from 1889 to 1891 using a design by Milwaukee architect Demetrius F. Charlton. It is a two-story, rectangular structure built of Portage Entry sandstone with a rounded entry arch, decorative sandstone sills and lintels above and below the windows, and a decorative beltcourse between the floors.
17 Jackson Iron Company Site May 30, 1975
North of Negaunee limits off County Road 492
46°31′17″N 87°33′56″W
Negaunee The Jackson Iron Company Site, also known as the Carp River Forge, was the first forge constructed in northern Michigan, constructed in 1847–1848. The Carp River forge proved to be financially unprofitable, due in large part to the difficulties of transporting both iron ore and forge supplies to the forge site and the forge was closed for good and abandoned in 1854, having made "little iron and no money."
18 Jackson Mine September 3, 1971
West of Negaunee
46°29′55″N 87°37′22″W
Negaunee The Jackson Mine is an open pit iron mine, the first mine in the Lake Superior region. The Jackson Mining Company was organized in Jackson, Michigan in 1845; the first substantial ore removal came in 1847. Although initial work was unrewarding, by 1861 the company was financially stable, and was the foundation of the coty of Negaunee.
19 Longyear Building July 1, 2004
210 North Front Street
46°32′40″N 87°23′32″W
Marquette The Longyear Building is a commercial structure built in 1916.
20 Longyear Hall of Pedagogy-Northern Michigan University April 3, 1980
Presque Isle Avenue
46°33′22″N 87°23′52″W
Marquette Longyear Hall was originally built in 1899, and rebuilt after a fire in 1907. I t was the first location of Northern Normal School, now Northern Michigan University. Longyear Hall was demolished in 1993.
21 Old M-95–Michigamme River Bridge December 17, 1999
Old M-95 over the Michigamme River
46°14′48″N 88°00′46″W
Republic Township This bridge was built in 1910, and although modest in scale and design, it is technologically and historically significant as an embodiment of local bridge design before state standardization. It spans the Michigamme River on an abandoned roadway (now used as a private road) that was once M-95, immediately west of the current highway.
22 Marquette and Western Railroad Negaunee Freight Depot July 2, 2008
420 Rail Street
46°29′52″N 87°36′44″W
Negaunee This Negaunee depot was built in 1884 by the Marquette and Western Railroad as a freight and passenger depot. After only a year of service, the entire line was bought by a competitor, the Marquette, Houghton and Ontonagon Railroad. The structure was used as the main freight and passenger depot in Negaunee until it was replaced with a newer structure in 1922.
23 Marquette City Hall April 11, 1975
204 Washington Street
46°32′38″N 87°23′45″W
Marquette The Marquette City Hall was built in the early 1890s; the demand for bricks and sandstone was enough that the local economy was bolstered through the economic depression that lingered at that time. The city used the building until 1977, when it was sold to a private developer who refurbished it into professional offices.
24 Marquette County Courthouse March 29, 1978
400 South 3rd Street
46°32′30″N 87°23′47″W
Marquette Built 1902–1904. The courtroom drama Anatomy of a Murder, starring Jimmy Stewart, was filmed on location here and throughout the Marquette area.[3][4]
25 Marquette Harbor Light Station July 19, 1984
Marquette Harbor
46°32′48″N 87°22′29″W
Marquette The existing structure was completed in 1865, replacing a previous lighthouse that had deteriorated. The lighthouse has been operated by the United States Coast Guard since 1891, and is now open for tours.[5]
26 Mather Inn December 20, 1978
107 Canda Street
46°29′30″N 87°40′05″W
Ishpeming Realizing the benefit of having a first-class hotel, William G. Mather, president of Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Company, financed the construction of the Mather Inn after the 1928 destruction of an earlier hotel. Mather hired Boston architect James H. Ritchie to design the building and turned to Warren H. Manning, a longtime associate, to design the grounds. The hotel is considered to be an excellent example of the work of both men.
27 Midgaard June 25, 2013
Middle Island Point[6]
46°35′30″N 87°24′30″W
Marquette Midgaard, also known as the Lautner Cottage, is a chalet style log cabin constructed by John and Vida Lautner. Their then-12-year-old son John Lautner helped construct the cabin; the younger Lautner would later become an influential architect.
28 Negaunee Fire Station July 14, 2004
200 South Pioneer Avenue
46°29′55″N 87°36′31″W
Negaunee Built in 1910, this fire house is still used as the headquarters of Negaunee's Volunteer Fire Department.
29 Negaunee State Bank Building April 13, 1995
331 Iron Street
46°29′55″N 87°36′37″W
Negaunee The Negaunee State Bank Building is a two-story structure with a triangular footprint. It was built in 1912 on the site of an earlier bank building destroyed by fire. The building housed the Negaunee State Bank until 1933, when the bank failed during the Great Depression.
30 Park Hotel and Cabins September 4, 2013
11137 County Road LLK
46°24′28″N 87°58′53″W
Republic The Park Hotel and Cabins were constructed in 1943-46 by John Consul. The hotel is a two-story log structure; in addition the property contains 15 cut stone cabins.
31 Presque Isle Harbor Breakwater Light June 7, 2016
Lake Superior, on breakwater at northeast side of Presque Isle Harbor
46°34′27″N 87°22′28″W
Marquette The Presque Isle Harbor Breakwater Light was established in 1941 and is located in the City of Marquette, Michigan. Located at the end of a breakwater, it is an operating aid to navigation marking the entry to Presque Isle Harbor. The light is approximately 55 feet tall from the water's surface to the top of the light. Its design reflects Modern Movement Streamlined Moderne styling.
32 St. Peter Cathedral May 30, 2012
311 West Baraga Avenue
46°32′28″N 87°23′56″W
Marquette An 1864 church on this site was dedicated by Bishop Frederic Baraga. That church was destroyed by fire on October 2, 1879, and this church was built in 1881–90. A catastrophic 1935 fire destroyed everything except the sandstone walls, but the cathedral was completely rebuilt.
33 Savings Bank Building September 13, 1978
101 South Front Street
46°32′35″N 87°23′33″W
Marquette Built by Louis G. Kaufman, original co-owner/financier of the Empire State Building. It was designed by the architectural firm of Barber and Barber and built in 1892 by Noble and Benson for a cost of $174,000. The bank building is known for its landmark copper-clad clock tower and ornate stonework.
34 Stannard Rock Lighthouse March 30, 1973
Off the Keweenaw Peninsula
47°11′01″N 87°13′05″W
Lake Superior The Stannard Rock Light is built on an isolated rocky shoal located 45 miles north of Marquette in Lake Superior. It was constructed between 1877–1883 at the then-high cost of $305,000.[7]
35 Sundberg Block April 20, 2011
517–523 Iron Street
46°29′56″N 87°36′47″W
Negaunee Built by Charles Sundberg in 1890, this late Victorian commercial block was a focus of downtown Negaunee for years. It housed commercial enterprises, including Negaunee's first movie theatre, and was later used as a manufacturing facility and then a community center. The building was demolished in November 2016.
36 State House of Correction and Branch Prison November 23, 1977
Off US 41/M-28
46°30′44″N 87°22′57″W
Marquette Opened in 1889, it was renowned for its remote location and difficult, high-risk prisoners. Imposing sandstone edifice overlooking Lake Superior, notable for its architecture and landscaped gardens.[8]
37 Trunk Line Bridge No. 1 December 17, 1999
Old US 41/M-28 over the Peshekee River
46°31′42″N 88°00′13″W
Michigamme Township Trunk Line Bridge No. 1 was the first bridge designed by Michigan Department of Transportation. The bridge was built in 1914 in response to the 1913 State Trunk Line Act passed by the Michigan Legislature. The bridge used to carry US 41/M-28 across the Pesheskee River near the river's mouth at Lake Michigamme, but has since been abandoned.
38 Upper Peninsula Brewing Company Building May 15, 1980
Meeske Street and US 41/M-28
46°32′49″N 87°25′22″W
Marquette Also known as the Charles Meeske House, this structure served as the home and office of brewer Charles Meeske, secretary-treasurer and later president of the Upper Peninsula Brewing Company Building. The building, a vernacular two-story rectangular Romanesque Revival structure built of variegated rough-cut sandstone, is the single structure remaining from the 1894 brewing company complex.
39 Vista Theater July 22, 2005
218 Iron Street
46°29′56″N 87°36′36″W
Negaunee The Vista Theater was built by Negaunee businessman Jafet Rytkonen. Rytkonen was a partner in the Star, another Negaunee theater, but desired a larger and grander theatre than the Star was. In 1926, Rytkonen hired architect David E. Anderson to design the Vista; the new theatre opened on September 20, 1926. Rytkonen ran the theatre until his retirement in 1950, after which his son, William, and son-in-law, Peter Ghiardi, took over management of the Vista, which remained in operation until 1972.

See also


  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. 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.
  3. 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.


  1. "National Register of Historic Places: Weekly List Actions". National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved on December 13, 2019.
  2. "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. April 24, 2008. Retrieved June 21, 2012.
  3. Economic Research Service. "Marquette County Courthouse (Built 1902–1904), Marquette, Michigan". County Courthouse Photos. US Department of Agriculture. Archived from the original on February 23, 2012. Retrieved June 21, 2012.
  4. "50th Anniversary of Anatomy of a Murder Celebration". Northern Michigan University. Retrieved June 21, 2012.
  5. "Marquette Maritime Museum". Marquette Maritime Museum. Retrieved June 21, 2012.
  6. The NRIS lists Midgaard's location as "Address Restricted," but numerous other sources list the general location or exact address. The geo-coordinates given are approximate.
  7. "Stannard Rock, MI". Archived from the original on September 25, 2012. Retrieved June 21, 2012.
  8. Hunt, Mary; Hunt, Don (2011). "Marquette: Marquette Branch Prison". Hunts' Guide to Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Albion: Midwest Guides. Retrieved June 21, 2012.
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