Search Marine on St. Croix, MN contract for deed homes. It’s a city in Washington County, Minnesota. The population is 689. It was founded in 1839 as Marine Mills. The city was the site of the first commercial sawmill on the St. Croix River.
A substantial portion of the city is listed as a historic district on the National Register of Historic Places and by the state of Minnesota.
Marine on St.Croix historic District
A 450-acre (180 ha) historic district in Marine on St. Croix was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974 for having state-level significance in the themes of architecture, commerce, exploration/settlement, and industry. It was nominated as the birthplace of Minnesota’s lumber industry and for its representation of two separate but interdependent waves of immigration that created the town.
The district encompasses three distinct areas: the original business district bounded by Oak, 5th, and Mill Streets; the residential area of the Yankee business owners on the bluffs to the north, now bisected by Highway 95; and the residential areas of the Swedish working class, initially on the low areas to the north and south of the village center, and later on the bluff to the west. 60 buildings and three sites of ruins were identified as the contributing properties to the historic district in 1974
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