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Historic Places in Kalamazoo

Protecting Local History

Kalamazoo has seven districts and thirty three sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The National Register is the official list of the nation’s historic places worthy of preservation. It’s part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect America’s historic and archeological resources.

David Lilienfeld House, 2023. Ryan Gage

Buildings must retain their historic character and be representative of a specific event or pattern of history on a local, state or national level in order to be eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. Projects that receive federal funding or that require federal permitting must be reviewed to determine if they will adversely affect places on the National Register. The review does not stop the work but identifies impacts and how they can be mitigated.

–City of Kalamazoo Historic Preservation Department

  1. Isaac Brown House at 427 S. Burdick Street
  2. Engine House #3 at 607 Charlotte Street
  3. Fire House #4 at 526 North Burdick Street
  4. John Gibbs House at 3403 Parkview Avenue
  5. Henry Gilbert House at 415 West Lovell Street
  6. Kalamazoo State Hospital Water Tower
  7. Kalamazoo State Hospital Gatehouse at 1006 Oakland Drive
  8. Lawrence and Chapin Building at 201 North Rose Street
  9. David Lilienfeld House at 447 West South Street
  10. Marlborough Apartments at 471 W. South Street
  11. Masonic Temple at 309 North Rose Street
  12. Henry Montague House at 814 Oakland Drive
  13. Portage Street Fire Station at 1249 Portage Street
  14. Rickman Hotel at 345 North Burdick Street
  15. Enoch Schafer House at 1437 Douglas Avenue
  16. Andrew Jackson Stevens House at 4024 Oakland Drive
  17. Peter B. Appledorn House at 532 Village Street
  18. Eric and Margaret Brown House at 2806 Taliesin Drive
  19. Desenberg Building at 251 E. Michigan Avenue
  20. Ladies Library at 333 S. Park Street
  21. Michigan Central Depot at 459 N. Burdick Street
  22. The Oaklands at 1815 W. Michigan Avenue
  23. Old Central High School at 714 S. Westnedge Avenue
  24. Alonzo Prentice House at 839 W. Lovell Street
  25. Martin W. Roberts House at 703 Wheaton Avenue
  26. Kalamazoo State Theatre at 404 S. Burdick Street
  27. Charles E. Stuart House at 427 Stuart Avenue
  28. United States Post Office at 410 W. Michigan Avenue
  29. William L. Welsh Terrace at 101-105 W. Dutton Street
  30. Gibson, Inc. Office and Factory Building at 225 Parsons Street
  31. Illinois Envelope Company Building at 400 Bryant Street
  32. Parkwyn Village at Winchell and Lorraine Avenues, Parkwyn and Taliesin Drives
  33. Upjohn Company Office Building at 301 John Street


National Register of Historic Places

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