Hillsdale Downtown Historic District

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Hillsdale Downtown Historic District
Broad Street Hillsdale MI c 1950.jpg
Broad Street at McCollum, c. 1950
Hillsdale Downtown Historic District is located in Michigan
Hillsdale Downtown Historic District
Location Roughly bounded by Ferris, Cook, E. Bacon, S. Howell, Waldron, N. Manning, Monroe and Hillsdale Sts. and Carlton Rd., Hillsdale, Michigan
Coordinates 41°55′18″N 84°37′54″W / 41.92167°N 84.63167°W / 41.92167; -84.63167Coordinates: 41°55′18″N 84°37′54″W / 41.92167°N 84.63167°W / 41.92167; -84.63167
Area 44 acres (18 ha)
Architect Claire Allen
Architectural style Classical Revival, Italianate, High Victorian Eclectic
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 95000075[1]
Added to NRHP February 17, 1995

The Hillsdale Downtown Historic District is a commercial historic district located in Hillsdale, Michigan and roughly bounded by Will Carleton Road to the north, Ferris Street on the east, Waldron Street on the south, and West Street on the west. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1995.[1]


The city of Hillsdale was established in 1839[2] and was designated the county seat of Hillsdale County in 1843.[3] Since the 1840s, the section of the city covered by this district has been the commercial and civic heat of Hillsdale.[3]


The Hillsdale Downtown Historic District contains 95 buildings[1] constructed from the 1860s to the 1930s.[3] These include structures associated with many of the city's oldest civic and commercial institutions, and structures that represent many of the broad trends in American and Midwestern architecture extant during Hillsdale's history.

Significnt buildings in the district include the Hillsdale County Courthouse, the Hillsdale City Hall, post office, St. Anthony Catholic Church, St. Peter's Episcopal Church, First United Methodist Church, First Presbyterian Church, and the former rail depot.


  1. ^ a b c "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "City Government". City of Hillsdale. Retrieved December 4, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Hillsdale Downtown Historic District". Michigan State Housing Development Authority: Historic Sites Online. Retrieved November 13, 2013.