Central Neighborhood Historic District

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Central Neighborhood Historic District
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.


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]


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.


  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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