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Local Historic District Toolkit

What is a Historic Resource?

Historic resources are districts, buildings, sites, structures or objects that exemplify a period of history. Their historical  value may be achieved either through association with significant historical events; through association with the lives of persons significant in our past; by embodying a particular style, type or method of construction; by possessing high artistic values; or by yielding, or being likely to yield, information important to history or prehistory. Historic resources are typically fifty years of age or older, but resources of lesser age may qualify if they have extraordinary significance.  More About Historic Resources


Geer School 2014General Information

Washtenaw County Historic Preservation FAQ

Washtenaw County Local Historic District Poster

Washtenaw County Local Historic District Ordinance

Local Historic District Act, PA 169 of 1970

Michigan State Historic Preservation Office Criteria 
for Establishing a Local Historic Resource

Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation

Delhi Bridge 2014

Getting Started

Steps for Historic Designation

Historic District Designation Process Flow Chart

Application for Local Historic District Designation
(Word doc/PDF)

Application for work in a Historic District 
(Certificate of Appropriateness)

Outline of procedure for review of work in a Historic District

Merriman Farm 2014

Historic Preservation Resources

National Register of Historic Places FAQ

Michigan SHPO Genealogy of a  House

Historic Preservation Tax Credits

Levels of protection for Federal and Local Historic 
Preservation Programs


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