National Register of Historic Places

Historic building on South Street

Kalamazoo has seven districts and thirty 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.

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.

Income producing properties listed in the National Register may be eligible for a Federal Income Tax Credit. Buildings undergoing substantial rehabilitation may be eligible for the credit. The work must be reviewed for appropriateness before it begins. You can contact the Historic Preservation Coordinator at (269) 337-8804 or visit the National Parks Service for more information.  

National Register Historic Districts

  • Bronson Park, including all the historic buildings facing the park plus the Federal Building, Ladies Library, and St. Luke's Church.
  • Haymarket area on East Michigan Avenue in downtown Kalamazoo
  • Henderson Park and West Main Hill
  • Rose Place, a small court on South Rose Street in the Vine Neighborhood
  • South Street, full of grand, upper income homes
  • Stuart Neighborhood Area
  • Vine Neighborhood Area

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National Register Historic Sites

  • Isaac Brown House at 427 South Burdick
  • Engine House #3 at 607 Charlotte
  • Fire House #4 at 526 North Burdick
  • John Gibbs House at 3403 Parkview
  • Henry Gilbert House at 415 West Lovell
  • Kalamazoo State Hospital Water Tower
  • Kalamazoo State Hospital Gatehouse
  • Lawrence and Chapin Building at 201 North Rose
  • David Lilienfeld House at 447 West South Street
  • Marlborough apartments at 471 West South Street
  • Masonic Temple at 309 North Rose
  • Henry Montague House at 814 Oakland
  • Portage Street Fire Station at 1249 Portage
  • Rickman Hotel at 345 North Burdick
  • Enoch Schafer House at 1437 Douglas
  • Andrew Jackson Stevens House at 4024 Oakland Drive
  • Peter B. Appledorn House
  • Eric and Margaret Brown House
  • Desenberg Building
  • Ladies Library
  • Michigan Central Depot
  • The Oaklands
  • Old Central High School
  • Alonzo Prentiss House
  • Martin Roberts House
  • Kalamazoo State Theatre
  • Charles E Stuart House
  • United States Post Office
  • William l Welsh Terrace  

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