Tecumseh Historic District (Tecumseh, Michigan)

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For another historic district of a similar name in Tecumseh, Michigan, see Tecumseh Downtown Historic District.
Tecumseh Historic District
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Looking west along Chicago Boulevard
Tecumseh Historic District (Tecumseh, Michigan) is located in Michigan
Tecumseh Historic District (Tecumseh, Michigan)
Location within the state of Michigan
Location Tecumseh, Michigan
Coordinates 42°00′15″N 83°57′04″W / 42.00417°N 83.95111°W / 42.00417; -83.95111Coordinates: 42°00′15″N 83°57′04″W / 42.00417°N 83.95111°W / 42.00417; -83.95111
Architectural style Greek Revival and Italianate
NRHP Reference # 84001796[1]
Added to NRHP September 13, 1984

The Tecumseh Historic District is a residential historic district located in the city of Tecumseh in Lenawee County, Michigan. It was designated as a Michigan Historic Site and added to the National Register of Historic Places on September 13, 1984.[1][2] On May 18, 1990, the district received a boundary expansion, which required an additional listing on the National Register of Historic Places.[1][3]

The district, which contains houses dating back to the 1830s, centers on the intersection of West Chicago Boulevard (M-50) and Union Street. The district contains 82 houses, three churches, a former school, and a library as contributing properties. The structures primarily date from the late-nineteenth to the early-twentieth century and consist mostly of Greek Revival and Italianate architecture.[2] On May 18, 1990, the district received an expansion of two houses located on 704–710 West Chicago Boulevard, bringing the total number of houses in the district up to 84.[4]

The Tecumseh Historic District is sometimes referred to as the “West Chicago Boulevard-Union Street Historic District” to distinguish it from the Tecumseh Downtown Historic District, which is located just east on West Chicago Boulevard.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. June 24, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c State of Michigan (2009). "Tecumseh Historic District". Retrieved June 28, 2010. 
  3. ^ The original boundary of the Tecumseh Historic District on September 13, 1984 is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as reference #84001796. The May 18, 1990 expansion of two additional contributing properties is listed on the Register as the “Tecumseh Historic District (Boundary Increase)” reference #86001560.
  4. ^ State of Michigan (2009). "Tecumseh Historic District (Boundary Increase)". Retrieved June 28, 2010.