Central Neighborhood Historic District

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Central Neighborhood Historic District
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Central Neighborhood Historic District is located in Michigan
Central Neighborhood Historic District
Location Roughly bounded by 5th, Locust, Union, 9th, and Division Sts., Traverse City, Michigan
Coordinates 44°45′45″N 85°37′45″W / 44.76250°N 85.62917°W / 44.76250; -85.62917Coordinates: 44°45′45″N 85°37′45″W / 44.76250°N 85.62917°W / 44.76250; -85.62917
Area 121 acres (49 ha)
Architectural style Italianate, Neo-Georgian
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 79001154[1]
Added to NRHP December 11, 1979

The Central Neighborhood Historic District is a residential historic district, roughly bounded by 5th, Locust, Union, 9th, and Division Streets in Traverse City, Michigan. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.[1] It includes the separately-listed Perry Hannah House. The district includes 459 structures.

History[edit]

The Central Neighborhood was started around the turn of the century, with the majority of the houses in the neighborhood constructed between 1890 and 1914.[2] Original residents of the neighborhood include lumber baron Perry Hannah, his son Julius and daughter-in-law Elsie Raff, fruit canner John Morgan and his son "Wild Bill" (later mayor of Traverse City), executive Cuyler Germaine, and Dr. James Munson, superintendent of the Northern Michigan Asylum.[3] The neighborhood is unique for the socio-economic diversity of its residents.[citation needed]

Description[edit]

The Central Neighborhood Historic District covers 121 acres and is primarily residential, including 407 single-family residences, 44 outbuildings, and eight churches and schools.[2] Neighborhood architecture includes vernacular versions of Queen Anne, Italianate, and Neo-Georgian houses.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ a b "Central Neighborhood Historic District". Michigan State Housing Development Authority: Historic Sites Online. Retrieved February 2014. 
  3. ^ George Cantor (2005), Explore Michigan: Traverse City, University of Michigan Press, pp. 34–37, ISBN 9780472030910 

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