• Community Center - Ely MN
    "This building serves the city of Ely as a community and recreation center. It is three stories and a basement in height and 125 by 78 feet in plan. In the basement are a meeting room, a cafeteria, serving room, and kitchen. The first floor is occupied by a library, a lounge, meeting rooms, a kitchen, office, and work space. The large auditorium with its stage, meeting rooms, a kitchen, and storage space are on the second floor. The third floor contains the fan room, a projection booth, and storage space. The floor slabs and...
  • Post Office - Ely MN
    The historic post office in Ely, Minnesota was constructed with Treasury Department funds in 1938.
  • Post Office Murals - Ely MN
    The post office contains two murals painted by Elsa Jemne in 1941 with funding from the Section of Fine Arts.
  • Semer's Park - Ely MN
    The land for Semer's Park was donated to the city of Ely by John Semer of Escanaba, Michigan in April of 1916. The stone tables, firepits and three stone buildings in Semers Park were built during a period spanning about three years from 1938 to 1941 as projects for the National Youth Administration (NYA). At that time, what we now know as Semer's Park was referred to simply as “The Tourist Camp” or “The Tourist Park”. It was heavily used and tourists could camp there overnight. In an article in the “Ely Miner” Newspaper dated 7/28/1938 it was stated that during the...
  • South Kawishiwi River Campground - Ely MN
    This campground offers a variety of opportunities for campers including fishing, hiking, mountain biking, canoeing, boating, and bird watching. Sites sit well above the river. The historic log pavilion was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1933 and is available for rent.