South Street Historic District

South Street Historic District (HM1EYX)

Location: Kalamazoo, MI 49007 Kalamazoo County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 17.383', W 85° 35.43'

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(Side One)
This tree-lined neighborhood, today nestled between the business district and college campuses, recalls a quiet but prosperous Kalamazoo at the turn of the century. The street was platted in 1841. Its beautifully preserved houses, which were built between then and 1915, reflect the spectrum of fashionable domestic architecture of the period with the Italian Revival style most prevalent.

(Side Two)
Many prominent middle class families lived in this neighborhood which runs two blocks along South Street. Here were the homes of professors, lawyers, journalists, businessmen, and others active in the civic, commercial, and professional life of Kalamazoo. Today the district houses community service organizations as well as businesses and families, thereby retaining its traditional cultural and civic orientation.
Series This marker is part of the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series
Marker NumberL206
Year Placed1974
Placed ByMichigan History Division, Department of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 12:44pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 616201 N 4682905
Decimal Degrees42.28971667, -85.59050000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 17.383', W 85° 35.43'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 17' 22.98" N, 85° 35' 25.80" W
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Area Code(s)269
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 500-530 W South St, Kalamazoo MI 49007, US
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