Friday, July 31, 2009

Best-preserved Victorian Streetscape

Passthrough showing the fountain and the north mural (the other one is on the south side) looking toward the intersection of Portage and North Main.

The Downtown Three Rivers Commercial Historic District has one of the best preserved Victorian streetscapes in southwestern Michigan. Three Rivers, settled in the 1830s, grew with the development of local water poser and a railroad in the 1850s. St. Joseph Street (North Main) and Penn Street (Portage) formed its business center. The district's oldest structures, built on North Main in the early 1850s, are the Kelsey building (39-43) and the Crossett-Spencer-Millard building (40-42). The district was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.

At the bottom it says

Bureau of History, Michigan Department of State
Registered Local Site No. 1315
Property of the State of Michigan, 1986

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