Heritage Hill Historic District, Grand Rapids

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Heritage Hill is a neighborhood in Grand Rapids, Michigan and is one of the largest urban historic districts in the United States. It is bound by Crescent Street (north), Union Avenue (east), Pleasant Street (south), and Lafayette Avenue (west). Its 1,300 homes date from 1843 and represent Michigan's largest and finest concentration of nineteenth and early twentieth-century houses. Nearly every style of American architecture, from Greek Revival to Prairie is represented. These were the homes of lumber barons, teachers, judges, and legislators who shaped the city’s future. Heritage Hill was designated by the American Planning Association as one of 2012's Great Places in America.
Heritage Hill is adjacent to downtown Grand Rapids and is the city's oldest residential district. It is home to about 4,400 residents and covers an area of about 3500acre. A number of architectural styles are included in the historic district including Greek Revival, Italianate, Colonial Revival, Chateauesque, Queen Anne, Shingle Style and over 50 others. There is also a Prairie Style house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright which was built in 1908-09.
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  • I have done the tour, though it was a few years ago. I would love to do this again. People put a lot of hard work updatiing these older homes with love. It is a true sight to see the handicraft...  more »
  • Heritage Hill surrounds many blocks near downtown. It has many unique styles of architecture and lots of history from our Lumber Barons in thee early years of Grand Rapids. Did you know we used to be....  more »

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