Vine Area Historic District

804 W. Vine, Cosmo’s Cucina Source: Photo by Patrick Jouppi, June 2010


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

In addition to being listed as a national historic district, the Vine Area also enjoys local historic district status. The national district is centered within the local district which is considerably larger, roughly bounded by Davis, Cedar, Burdick and Pioneer Streets.

Please see this presentation from Lynn Houghton for more information regarding the architecture of the Vine Area Historic District.

Please see this presentation from Sharon Ferraro more information regarding the history of the Vine Area Historic District.

National Register Information

The following information reflects the manner in which Henderson Park–West Main Hill Historic District is categorized by the National Register of Historic Places.


  • Architecture/Engineering
  • Architecture

Historic Use:

  • Domestic

Current Use:

  • Domestic


  • Private

Architectural Style:

  • Greek Revival
  • Italianate
  • Late Victorian

Period of Significance:

  • 1866-1900

National Register Information System Item Number:

  • 83000875

Prominent Buildings and Structures

  • Howard Chenery Auditorium
  • Cosmo’s Cucina
  • Justus Burdick House

Compiled by Patrick Jouppi, Kalamazoo Public Library Staff, June 2010



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National Register of Historic Places

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