Highland Heights-Stevens' Subdivision Historic District


Highland Heights-Stevens' Subdivision Historic District

Infobox_nrhp | name =Highland Heights-Stevens' Subdivision Historic District
nrhp_type = hd



caption = Streetscape on Massachusetts Street between Woodward and John R.
location= Highland Park, Michigan
lat_degrees = 42
lat_minutes = 23
lat_seconds = 49
lat_direction = N
long_degrees = 83
long_minutes = 5
long_seconds = 13
long_direction = W
locmapin = Michigan
area =
architect= Albert Kahn
architecture= Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals, Bungalow/Craftsman, Other
added = February 08, 1988
governing_body = Local
refnum=88000050cite web|url=http://www.nr.nps.gov/|title=National Register Information System|date=2008-04-15|work=National Register of Historic Places|publisher=National Park Service]

Highland Heights-Stevens' Subdivision Historic District is a residential historic district located in Highland Park, Michigan along five east-west streets: Farrand Park, McLean Street, Colorado Street, Rhode Island Street, and Massachusetts Street, between Woodward Avenue on the west and Oakland Avenue on the east.

Significance

The structures in the neighborhood are primarily single-family homes built in the early twentieth-century. [http://www.mcgi.state.mi.us/hso/sites/16836.htm Highland Heights - Stevens' Subdivision Historic District] from the state of Michigan] It has an unusually high concentration of high quality, middle class housing stock, built over a short period of time, with much of it still well-preserved.

Description

The Highland Heights-Stevens' Subdivision Historic District is a neighborhood of primarily single-family detached homes. There are 422 single-family homes, two apartment buildings, five commercial buildings, and the McGregor Library located within the district. Of these, 392 single-family houses, both two apartment buildings, and the library are classified as contributing to the district's historic character.

The houses are fine representation of the variety of American residential architecture in the years 1900-1930. Styles represented include foursquares, bungalows, and various revival styles. There are also 393 garages in the district, located along back alleys. Of these, 373 appear to have been constructed in the years of the area's initial development, and their presence and construction reflects the upwardly mobile, middle-class character of the neighborhood.

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