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What properties in North Dakota are listed in the National Register of Historic Places?

At this time, the North Dakota State Historic Preservation Office does not have an online, searchable database of listed properties. The National Park Service maintains the National Register of Historic Places database, which can be accessed here:

For a basic search:

  • For all properties listed in North Dakota, leave the “Resource Name” field blank and only fill in the State
  • For all properties listed in a specific county in North Dakota, leave the “Resource Name” field blank but fill in State and County
  • To search for a specific site, enter one part of the resource name. For example, enter “bridge” to search for Sorlie Bridge in Grand Forks, or enter “Mansion” to search for the Former Governor’s Mansion (officially known as the Former Executive Mansion), in Bismarck

For now, resources that are within a listed historic district are not searchable. If you believe your property is located within an historic district, and you have questions regarding its status, please call the Historic Preservation Division at 701.328.2089. Please have the property's street address at hand.

North Dakota Properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2013:

Swedish Zion Lutheran Church

Hariman Sanitorium

Alderman School District #78

White Stone Hill Map

Swedish Zion Lutheran Church, also known as the Swede Church and the Stone Church, near Souris in Bottineau County has been recognized as historically significant for its Late Gothic Revival architecture, its role in the settlement of the area, and its ethnic heritage. The first stone was laid in 1903 and the church served an active congregation until 1938. Since that time it has been maintained as a local landmark and as a symbol of the Swedish pioneer settlement.

The Ambassador and President Apartments along with the caretaker’s cottage make up the Skarsbo Apartments in Grand Forks. They are an excellent example of 1920s apartment buildings in Grand Forks and are the only matching apartments built as a complex.

The Hariman Sanatorium in Grand Forks was the first chiropractic hospital built for the purpose of chiropractic care in the nation. Dr. George E. Hariman’s work at this facility and his significant contributions to chiropractic practice, education, and legislation until his death in 1977 influenced the nation.

The Clark House in Goodrich was built in 1901 by the homesteader who owned the land where the town would be built. This Colonial Revival residence is an excellent example of its type and stands as a reminder of a time of rivalry and change in Sheridan County.

Alderman School District #78, located north of Valley City, is a one-room schoolhouse in nearly original condition. This school has never been moved and exemplifies the ideal rural school building prior to World War II as set by laws and regulations in North Dakota.

Edinburg WPA Auditorium was built by the Works Progress Administration in 1938 as an auditorium with style elements from Art Deco and Art Moderne. The auditorium hosted many community events, all the local basketball games, and many other school functions until the 1970s. The building was then only used on occasion until the local hardware store moved in after its own building burned in 1993.

The construction of the Vikur Lutheran Church in Mountain began in 1884 on land donated by the first pastor, (Séra) Páll Thorláksson. Thorláksson played a major role in the establishment of the Icelandic-American community and the creation of the Icelandic Evangelical Lutheran Synod. Vikur Lutheran is recognized as the first and oldest Icelandic church in the United States.

White Stone Hill near Kulm in Dickey County was the site of conflict between General Sully’s soldiers and a buffalo hunting camp of Dakota in early September, 1863. The nomination includes the core area from this nationally significant conflict. The nomination also includes the stone buildings and structures built by the Works Progress Administration and the monuments that are part of Whitestone Hill State Historic Site at the level of statewide significance.

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