Hudson Downtown Historic District

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For other similarly named historic districts, see Hudson Historic District.
Hudson Downtown Historic District
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Looking east along West Main Street (M-34)
Hudson Downtown Historic District is located in Michigan
Hudson Downtown Historic District
Location within the state of Michigan
Location Hudson, Michigan
Coordinates 41°51′18″N 84°21′20″W / 41.85500°N 84.35556°W / 41.85500; -84.35556Coordinates: 41°51′18″N 84°21′20″W / 41.85500°N 84.35556°W / 41.85500; -84.35556
NRHP Reference # 74000992[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP December 24, 1974
Designated MSHS January 21, 1974[2]

The Hudson Downtown Historic District is a historic district comprising the downtown area of the city of Hudson in westernmost Lenawee County, Michigan. It was designated as a Michigan Historic Site on January 21, 1974.[2] It was later added to the National Register of Historic Places on December 24, 1974.[1]

The district traces its origins to the founding of Hudson with the arrival of the railways in 1837. Located along the Tiffin River, Hudson served as an important trading center from 1854–1891. Most of the original wooden buildings were destroyed in a fire in 1858, and two and three story brick buildings replaced them. The Hudson Downtown Historic District encompasses West Main Street (M-34) between Howard Street on the west and Market Street on the east. It extends to the north to Railroad Street and south to Seward Street. The Dr. Leonard Hall House was located at 334 West Main Street within the district, although that property has since been demolished.[2]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. November 11, 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c State of Michigan (2009). "Hudson Downtown Historic District". Retrieved July 20, 2010.