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Ypsilanti Historic District

3rd Largest Historic District In The State

The third largest in the state, just below the much larger cities of Detroit and Grand Rapids, the city's historic district includes the downtown, along Michigan Avenue (U.S. 12) and Depot Town which is adjacent to Frog Island and Riverside Parks.  A perfect stroll, the area contains many intriguing specialty shops, renovated buildings and is a  reminder of Ypsilanti's heritage.


Unlike so many cities, Ypsilanti has retained much of its historic homes whose architecture styles include Queen Anne, Italianate, Second Empire, Victorian and Gothic Revival. There are almost 200 wonderful homes to see and the streets comprising the borders of the district include Forest, Grove, Buffalo, Michigan, Summit and Hamilton streets. 


The tour includes the Second Empire style homes at 304 N. Huron built in the 1860s and is notable for its Mansard roof, tall arched windows and size (one of the biggest in the city), the simple Greek Revival style Towner House at 303 N. Huron, the oldest house in the city on its original foundation, built in 1837 and a much more elaborate Greek Revival home at 125 N. Huron built in 1830 (the tall Doric columns were added ten years later). 

601 W. Forest
Yipsilanti, MI
GPS Coordinates:
42.24745, -83.6208
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