National Register of Historic Places listings in Presque Isle County, Michigan

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

This is intended to be a complete list of the properties and districts on the National Register of Historic Places in Presque Isle County, Michigan, 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 14 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.[2]

Current listings

[3] Name on the Register[4] Image Date listed[5] Location City or town Description
1 CHOCTAW (shipwreck) December 10, 2018
Lake Huron, approximately five miles east of Presque Isle Light
45°19′00″N 83°23′00″W
Presque Isle The Choctaw was a semi-whaleback ship (one of three built) that sank on Lake Huron in 1915 following a collision with the Canadian package freighter Wahcondah.
2 F. T. Barney Shipwreck August 19, 1991
Lake Huron[6]
45°29′09″N 83°50′33″W
Rogers City The F.T. Barney was a schooner built in 1856. It sank in 1868 in a collision with another schooner; the wreck lay undiscovered until 1987. It is in 160 feet of water, and is one of the most complete of a schooner of its era.
3 Joseph S. Fay Shipwreck Site February 8, 2018
Off of Forty Mile Point Lighthouse in L. Huron
45°29′19″N 83°54′36″W
Rogers City vicinity
4 Forty Mile Point Light Station July 19, 1984
Presque Isle County Park
45°29′10″N 83°54′49″W
Rogers Township In the mid-1800s, as lights were built along the coasts of the Great Lakes, the New Presque Isle Light's range of visibility of 19 miles (31 km) and the Cheboygan Crib Light's visible range of 13 miles (21 km) left an unlighted 18-mile (29 km) intervening stretch of coastline along which mariners had to navigate blind. In 1895, money was appropriated to build this light, 40 miles (64 km) south of Mackinac Point. The plan for this light is nearly identical to the one for the Big Bay Point Lighthouse on Lake Superior that was constructed at the same time.
5 NORMAN (shipwreck) November 22, 2016
Lake Huron, 10.35 miles (16.66 km) east-southeast of Presque Isle Museum
45°18′42″N 83°16′44″W
Presque Isle Township The Norman was built in 1890 by the Globe Iron Works in Cleveland, Ohio. She was one of the first propeller-driven steel lakers that hauled iron and coal on the Great Lakes. On May 30, 1895, the Norman and the steamer Jack collided in the fog. She currently lies in 210 feet of water.
6 P. H. Hoeft State Park December 8, 2009
5001 U.S. 23 North
45°28′34″N 83°54′06″W
Rogers City Hoeft State Park is built on land donated in 1922 by lumber baron Paul H. Hoeft. The heavily wooded park sits on 1-mile (1.6 km) of Lake Huron shoreline and offers 143 campsites along with 4 miles (6.4 km) of hiking trails, hunting, play grounds, a picnic pavilion and a lodge erected in the late 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps.
7 Ocqueoc Falls Highway–Ocqueoc River Bridge December 17, 1999
Ocqueoc Falls Highway over the Ocqueoc River
45°23′43″N 84°03′28″W
Ocqueoc Township The Ocqueoc Falls Highway–Ocqueoc River Bridge, built in 1920, is significant as a well-preserved early example of concrete arch bridges constructed by the Michigan State Highway Department.
8 Old Presque Isle Lighthouse April 11, 1973
Off CR 405
45°21′24″N 83°28′46″W
Presque Isle The Old Presque Isle Light was the first lighthouse in the Presque Isle, Michigan area. The light was built in 1840, and was constructed of two-thirds stone and one-third brick. However, the tower and dwelling did not last long in the harsh weather, however, and by 1867 they were deteriorated enough for Congress to find need for a newer station. The New Presque Isle Light was constructed in 1870, and the Old Presque Isle Light was deactivated in 1871. The old light currently serves as a museum.
9 Onaway State Park December 8, 2009
3622 M-211 North
45°25′53″N 84°13′45″W
North Allis Township One of the oldest state parks in Michigan, Onaway State Park was dedicated in 1921. Located on Black Lake, it contains sand cobblestone beaches, large rock outcroppings, a campground, and a nature trail highlighting a diversity of trees.
10 Presque Isle County Courthouse April 3, 1980
20774 State Street
45°21′28″N 84°13′47″W
Onaway This building, also known as the Onaway Courthouse, was constructed in 1908 by Merritt Chandler in an effort to wrest the county seat away from Rogers City. Although he was unsuccessful, as a compromise county court sessions were alternated between Rogers City and Onaway until the 1940s. The building now houses a public library, Historical Museum, the Chamber of Commerce, and offices of the City of Onaway.
11 Presque Isle Light Station August 4, 1983
Presque Isle
45°21′23″N 83°29′33″W
Presque Isle Township The New Presque Isle Light was built in 1870 to replace the deteriorating Old Presque Isle Light. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Major Orlando M. Poe designed the light, with a tapered tower and connected keeper's quarters. The design was so elegant that several other lighthouses around the Great Lakes were built to similar specifications.
12 Presque Isle Lodge February 1, 2008
8211 E. Grand Lake Rd.
45°18′06″N 83°28′38″W
Presque Isle The Presque Isle Lodge is a 10,000 square foot Rustic log structure, constructed in 1920. Currently operating as a bed and breakfast, it contains a large collection of original rustic log furniture.
13 Radka-Bradley House August 5, 1991
176 W. Michigan Ave.
45°25′13″N 83°49′05″W
Rogers City The Radka-Bradley House, also known as just the Bradley House was for 13 years the home of Carl D. Bradley, who propelled the Michigan Limestone and Chemical Company to national prominence. After Bradley's death, his successors as Michigan Limestone's CEO lived in the house; it now serves as the Presque Isle County Historical Museum.
14 KYLE SPANGLER (schooner) Shipwreck Site August 22, 2016
Lake Huron, 4 miles (6.4 km) northeast of Presque Isle[7]
45°23′01″N 83°26′07″W
Presque Isle Township The Kyle Spangler was a wooden schooner built in 1856. She sank in 1860 after a collision with another schooner; the wreck is remarkably undamaged.

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. "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.
  6. The location of the F. T. Barney Shipwreck is given in the NRIS as "address restricted." However, the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary gives the geo-coordinates listed
  7. Kyle Spangler coordinates from: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (May 10, 2016), Kyle Spangler, archived from the original on September 8, 2016, retrieved September 7, 2016.
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