LANSING, Mich. (WOOD) - The State Historic Preservation Office, Michigan State Housing Development Authority, announced Thursday seven additions to the National Register of Historic Places, the nation's list of historic and archeological sites worthy of preservation.
The most recent listings --
- The Center Avenue Neighborhood Historic District in Bay City in Bay County
- Upper Twin Falls Bridge over the Menominee River in Dickinson County, Mich. and Florence County, Wisc.
- Williamston Downtown Historic District in Ingham County
- Hanover High School Complex in Jackson County
- Benjamin and Maria (Ogden) Drake Farmstead at 927 N. Drake Road in Oshtemo Township in Kalamazoo County
- Grand Rapids Storage and Van Company Building at 1415 Lake Drive SE in Grand Rapids in Kent County
- Boyne City Central Historic District in Charlevoix County
Also noted in a news release, the Grand Circus Park Historic District designation in Detroit was updated to provide for buildings built or renovated during the period 1930 to 1962. This will allow for the preservation of structures representing significant Modern design.
Michigan has more than 1,600 listings in the National Register of Historic Places, including some 250 districts made up of more than 20,000 properties.
The State Historic Preservation Review Board considers nominations to the register three times per year. The review board forwards nominations to the keeper of the National Register, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior. The State Historic Preservation Office coordinates the National Register Program in Michigan.
For information on the National Register of Historic Places and other programs of the State Historic Preservation Office, visit www.michigan.gov/shpo or call 517.373.1630.
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