Dennis-State Streets Historic District

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Dennis-State Streets Historic District
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Dennis-State Streets Historic District is located in Michigan
Dennis-State Streets Historic District
Location within the state of Michigan
Location Adrian, Michigan
Coordinates 41°53′40″N 84°02′11″W / 41.89444°N 84.03639°W / 41.89444; -84.03639Coordinates: 41°53′40″N 84°02′11″W / 41.89444°N 84.03639°W / 41.89444; -84.03639
Architectural style Mix of Greek Revival, Gothic Revival, Italianate, Queen Anne, and Shingle
NRHP Reference # 75002170[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP April 14, 1975
Designated MSHS July 26, 1974[2]

The Dennis-State Streets Historic District is a residential historic district located on the south side of the city of Adrian in Lenawee County, Michigan. It was listed as a Michigan Historic Site on July 26, 1974.[2] The district was later added to the National Register of Historic Places on April 14, 1975.[1] On July 26, 1979, the historic district expanded its boundaries. This expansion, albeit consisting of only one additional property, required a separate listing on the National Register of Historic Places.[1][3][4]

The district is located just south of the Downtown Adrian Commercial Historic District and just east of M-52, known locally as Main Street. The district is bounded by Union Street on the north, a set of railroad tracks on the south, State Street on the east, and Dennis Street on the west. West Michigan Street also runs through the district.[5][2] The boundaries of the historic district include all properties fronting on both sides of the streets. Four years after the district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places, one additional property was added. The Bidwell Mansion at 204 East Church Street, which is outside the rectangular boundaries of the historic district, was added as a contributing property on July 26, 1979. It was the only property added during this boundary extension.[4]

There are a total of 80 residential structures included as contributing properties within the district. While the area was first settled as early as 1826, some of the oldest surviving structures date back to the 1840s.[6] The district includes a mix of Greek Revival, Gothic Revival, Italianate, Queen Anne, and Shingle Style architecture.[2]

The best source of information about architecture in Adrian is the website 19th-Century Adrian Architecture.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. November 11, 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c d State of Michigan (2009). "Dennis-State Streets Historic District". Retrieved June 25, 2010. 
  3. ^ The boundary increase of the Dennis-State Streets Historic District on July 26, 1979 is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the "Dennis-State Streets Historic District (Boundary Increase)" reference #79003780. The original boundary is listed as #75002170, but both are still referred to as the Dennis and State Streets Historic District
  4. ^ a b State of Michigan (2009). "Dennis-State Street Historic District (Boundary Increase)". Retrieved June 25, 2010. 
  5. ^ Google Maps (2010). "Dennis-State Street Historic District". Retrieved June 25, 2010. 
  6. ^ Connaughton, Jill. "The Holloway House: 448 State Street, Adrian, Michigan". 19th-Century Adrian Architecture. Peter Barr. Retrieved 6 July 2012. 
  7. ^ Barr, Peter. "Home Page". 19th-Century Adrian Architecture. Retrieved 6 July 2012.