Lighthouse Keeper's House, 8 Broadway, Grand Marais, Minnesota

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Lighthouse Keeper's House

2006
Address: 8 Broadway
City/locality-
State/province
Grand Marais, Minnesota
County-
State/province:
Cook County, Minnesota
State/province: Minnesota
Country: United States
Historic Function: House/single dwelling or duplex
Current Function: Museum
Material of Exterior Wall Covering: Wood
Material of Roof: Asphalt Shingles

Grand Marais Cook County

Lighthouse Keeper's House, 8 Broadway, Grand Marais, Minnesota
(47.7482214° N, 90.3331489° WLatitude: 47°44′53.597″N
Longitude: 90°19′59.336″W
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The Lightkeeper's House Museum

The Lightkeeper's House was built in 1906 by the Life Saving Service as the Lightkeeper's home. Previous to this, the lightkeeper lived in a homemade shack constructed of scrap lumber; it was described as "a miserable shanty" by the lighthouse inspector. The brick house was a vast improvement. During World War II, the Coast Guard took over the lightkeeper's duties. Their families lived in the house until the station closed in 1982. The Grand Marais Historical Society received the house in 1984 and began its restoration. Through the generosity of many donors, the museum now contains items that were in use at the turn of the century. Walking through the door is like stepping back in time.

Currently houses the Cook County Historical Society Museum.

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