National Register of Historic Places listings in Grand Traverse County, Michigan

The following is a list of Registered Historic Places in Grand Traverse County, Michigan.

This National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted December 13, 2019.[1]
[2] Name on the Register[3] Image Date listed[4] Location City or town Description
1 American Legion Memorial Bridge January 7, 2000
S. Cass St. over Boardman R.
44°45′41″N 85°37′15″W
Traverse City The American Legion Memorial Bridge is a reinforced concrete arch bridge completed in 1930.
2 Boardman Neighborhood Historic District October 3, 1978
Roughly bounded State and Webster Sts., and Railroad and Boardman Aves.
44°45′42″N 85°36′45″W
Traverse City The Boardman Neighborhood is a primarily residential historic district, including approximately 174 structures, the majority of them well-maintained Victorian wood-frame residences covered with clapboard siding. Structures range from lavish houses built for some of the city's most prominent late 19th-century residents to more modest homes originally owned by small businessmen and lumber company employees.
3 Central Neighborhood Historic District December 11, 1979
Roughly bounded by 5th, Locust, Union, 9th, and Division Sts.
44°45′45″N 85°37′45″W
Traverse City The Central Neighborhood was started around the turn of the century, with the majority of the houses in the neighborhood constructed between 1890 and 1914. The neighborhood is unique for the socio-economic diversity of its residents.
4 City Opera House September 7, 1972
106-112 Front St.
44°45′50″N 85°37′22″W
Traverse City The city Opera House was constructed in 1891. In 1920, a movie theatre chain leased the opera house and closed it to prevent competition. It remained closed until 1985.
5 Dougherty Mission House April 8, 2011
18459 Mission Road
44°57′25″N 85°29′27″W
Peninsula Township The Dougherty Mission House was constructed in 1842 by Reverend Peter Dougherty, who had three years earlier established the mission from which Old Mission, Michigan takes its name. Dougherty lived there until 1852, when he established the "New Mission" at Omena, Michigan. The house was later used as an inn. It is thought to be the first post and beam house constructed in Michigan's lower peninsula north of Grand Rapids, Michigan.
6 Fife Lake–Union District No. 1 Schoolhouse August 27, 1987
5020 Fife Lake Rd.
44°36′45″N 85°21′14″W
Fife Lake The Fife Lake Schoolhouse was built in 1882, and is unique because of the distinctive design of its Late Victorian porch and belfry.
7 Perry Hannah House March 16, 1972
305 6th St.
44°45′40″N 85°37′36″W
Traverse City The Perry Hannah House was designed in 1891 by Grand Rapids architect W. G. Robinson for lumber baron Perry Hannah, a lumber baron known as the "father of Traverse City." It is now used as the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home; the firm maintains the house in outstanding condition.
8 Hedden Hall April 15, 1982
18599 Old Mission Rd.
44°57′33″N 85°29′30″W
Traverse City The Old Mission Inn, previously known as Hedden Hall, was built by George and Amanda Hedden in 1874. It has served as an inn since that time.
9 Northern Michigan Asylum October 3, 1978
Bounded by RR tracks, Division and 11th Sts., Elmwood Ave., Orange and Red Drs.
44°45′19″N 85°38′26″W
Traverse City The Northern Michigan Asylum, also known as the Traverse City State Hospital and Traverse City Regional Psychiatric Hospital, was established in 1881. Under the supervision of prominent architect Gordon W. Lloyd, the first building, known as Building 50, was constructed in Victorian-Italianate style according to the Kirkbride Plan.
10 John Pulcipher House December 7, 2000
7710 US 31 N
44°47′49″N 85°29′36″W
Acme Township The John Pulcipher House was built in 1883 for local farmer John Pulcipher. It was continuously inhabited until 1964, when John's niece Jessie died. It stayed empty until 1999, when Nels Veliquette, a local cherry farmer, purchased the house and surrounding property and began restoration to turn it into the Country Hermitage Bed & Breakfast.
11 Skegemog Point Site March 24, 1972
8298 Skegemog Point Rd.[5]
44°48′30″N 85°21′00″W
Williamsburg The Skegemog Point Site, also known as the Samels Field Site' or Samels Site contains material spanning over 10,000 years. The site is unique in that, due to glacial rebound, it is horizontally stratified rather than vertically stratified.
12 South Union Street-Boardman River Bridge January 7, 2000
S. Union St. over Boardman River
44°45′43″N 85°37′25″W
Traverse City The South Union Street-Boardman River Bridge is a girder bridge, constructed in 1931 by the Michigan State Highway Department; at the time it carried US 31.
13 Stickney Summer House-Bowers Harbor Inn April 8, 2011
13512 Peninsula Dr.
44°53′10″N 85°31′43″W
Peninsula Township This 26-room Arts and Crafts, Storybook style house was built in 1928 for Charles and Jennie Stickney. After the Stickney's death in the late 1940s, the house was remodeled into a restaurant, the Bowers Harbor Inn. The property still houses two restaurants, the Mission Table and the Jolly Pumpkin.

See also


  1. "National Register of Historic Places: Weekly List Actions". National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved on December 13, 2019.
  2. Numbers represent an ordering by significant words. Various colorings, defined here, differentiate National Historic Landmarks and historic districts from other NRHP buildings, structures, sites or objects.
  3. "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. April 24, 2008.
  4. The eight-digit number below each date is the number assigned to each location in the National Register Information System database, which can be viewed by clicking the number.
  5. The NRIS lists the Skegemog Point Site as "Address Restricted." However, multiple references, including the Samels Family Heritage Society, place it on the Samels Farm. The geo-coordinaltes are approximate.
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