Piety Hill Historic District

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Piety Hill Historic District
Piety Hill Historic District.jpg
Immaculate Conception Church (814 W. Nepessing St.)
Piety Hill Historic District is located in Michigan
Piety Hill Historic District
Location within the state of Michigan
Location Lapeer, Michigan
Coordinates 43°03′09″N 83°19′00″W / 43.05250°N 83.31667°W / 43.05250; -83.31667Coordinates: 43°03′09″N 83°19′00″W / 43.05250°N 83.31667°W / 43.05250; -83.31667
Area 15.5 acres (6.3 ha)
Built 1830–1932
Architectural style Georgian, Greek Revival, Queen Anne, Second Empire, Victorian
NRHP Reference # 85001631[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP July 26, 1985
Designated MSHS July 26, 1985[2]

The Piety Hill Historic District is a historic district located in downtown Lapeer in Lapeer County, Michigan. It was designated as a Michigan State Historic Site and also added to the National Register of Historic Places on July 26, 1985.[1][2]

The 15.5 acre (6.3 ha) district is very irregularly shaped and includes 29 assorted properties along the streets of Calhoun, Monroe, Madison, Washington, Main (M-24), Park, Liberty, Church, and Nepessing in the city of Lapeer.[3][4] The district includes several Greek Revival houses dating from around 1830–1850. Other houses in the style of Queen Anne and Second Empire are scattered throughout the district. The most recent structures included as contributing properties within the district are a Georgian-style library (1923) and post office (1932). Piety Hill Historic District is the center of Lapeer's early religious gatherings and is the oldest platted section of Lapeer. Today, the district includes five different church structures dating from 1881–1911, although the majority of the properties in the district are single-family dwellings.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 4, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c State of Michigan (2009). "Piety Hill Historic District". Retrieved June 4, 2011. 
  3. ^ State of Michigan. "Piety Hill Historic District boundary map". Retrieved July 9, 2011. 
  4. ^ City of Lapeer (2008). "Historic Homes: Tour the Piety Hill Historic District". Retrieved July 14, 2011.