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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  • Since we were too late to make it on the earlier 1:00 pm Meyer May House Tour we had 45 minutes to see some of the houses in this historic neighborhood. We probably toured about 8 total blocks working...  more »
  • Great spot to walk around and see the old housing in the Heritage Hill District, many homes have been internally redesigned to apartments for so many medical students and others wanting to live/work o...  more »

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