Sunday, June 29, 2014

Orr Roadside Parking Area (Historic Roadside Structure and NRHP)

Highway 53
Orr City Park. Orr, MN

This roadside feature is one of several that have also been listed on the National Register of Historic Places.¹

The structure includes an overlook wall and fishing pier at the northern end of the site. The wall was built in 1938 by the CCC. The fishing pier was built by the City of Orr and the Mn DNR in 1989.

South of the overlook wall is a picnic shelter built by the Orr Lions Club in 1980 and a foot bridge (1989) which spans a drainage ditch. The 1989 footbridge replaced an earlier one.

Overlook wall:

Parking area and wall

Fishing pier

¹    National Register Property Details : National Register of Historic Places : (n.d.). Retrieved June 27, 2014, from