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Henderson Park

The Rise of the Suburb If you begin your travels from Bronson Park and head about a half mile to the west, you will find yourself atop the West Main…

Hillcrest Neighborhood

Despite a paucity of official map references to a neighborhood called ‘Hillcrest’, one could cite a number of reasons for its inclusion as a distinct, geographic zone with a rich,…

Northside Neighborhood

There is a book waiting to be written about Kalamazoo’s Northside neighborhood, however no sketch of this length can do justice to its rich, complex and fascinating history. The current boundaries of the neighborhood run from Douglas Avenue...


A presentation and discussion about the history of redlining, racially restrictive covenants, and segregation in Kalamazoo. Learn how the federal government and the city of Kalamazoo successfully financed white homeownership…

Vine Neighborhood

The Vine Area Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Places on 16 August 1983. The district is roughly bounded by S. Rose, S. Westnedge, W. Walnut and Ranney Streets. Covering 333 acres, the district contains 171 buildings..

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