National Register of Historic Places listings in Oakland County, Michigan facts for kids
|Name on the Register||Image||Date listed||Location||City or town||Description|
|1||Gregor S. and Elizabeth B. Affleck House||
|1925 N. Woodward Ave.
|2||Eli and Sidney Teeter Albertson House||
|4480 Sheldon Rd.
|3||Royal Aldrich House||
|31110 W. 11 Mile Rd.
|722 Farr St.
|384-388 W. Predmore Rd.
|6||B and C Grocery Building||
|417-19 S. Main St.
||Royal Oak||Constructed in 1946; features a metal panel Art Modern facade.|
|28000 Grand River Ave.
|24105 Locust Dr.
|3521 Big Beaver Rd.
||Troy||The William Brooks Farm, also known as the Washington Stanley Farm, contains an 1852 fieldstone farmhouse and associated outbuildings. Troy pioneer Washington Stanley and his descendants farmed here from 1826-1911; the William Brooks family used it as a dairy until the 1960s. It is currently the headquarters of the Kresge Foundation.|
|10||Casa del Rey Apartments||
|111 Oneida Rd.
|60 W. Wattles Rd.
||Troy||An especially well-preserved example of Greek Revival architecture. The home was built by Solomon and Hulda Caswell in 1832, and Caswell's descendants occupied it until 1965, when William Caswell, Solomon's grandson, died a bachelor. In 1968, the house was moved from its original location, and it is now part of the Troy Museum and Historic Village.|
|101 E. Pike St.
|13||Clarkston Village Historic District||
||Clarkston Village||Located in the southern part of Independence Township along M-15. The historic district includes Buffalo Street, Church Street, Clarkston Road, Depot Road, Holcomb Street, Main Street (M-15), Miller Road, Waldon Road and Washington Street, and includes over 100 historic structures.|
|Runs between Utica and Yates
||Utica||The Clinton–Kalamazoo Canal was begun in 1838, with the plan of connecting Mount Clemens to the mouth of the Kalamazoo River. However, funding quickly dried up, and all construction stopped in 1843 after only 13 miles had been completed. The remains of the canal extend into both Oakland County and Macomb County.|
|Lone Pine Rd.
||Bloomfield Hills||The Cranbrook Educational Community was founded in the early 20th century by newspaper mogul George Gough Booth. The campus began as a farm, purchased in 1904, and now consists of Cranbrook Schools, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Cranbrook Art Museum, Cranbrook Institute of Science and Cranbrook House and Gardens. Much of the campus was designed by Albert Kahn and Eliel Saarinen, and sculptors Carl Milles and Marshall Fredericks also spent many years in residence at Cranbrook.|
|16||Derby Street-Grand Trunk Western Railroad Bridge||
|Derby St. over Grand Trunk Western Railroad
|17||Detroit Finnish Co-operative Summer Camp||
|2524 Loon Lake Rd.
||Wixom||The Detroit Finnish Cooperative Summer Camp is a camping facility started in 1925 by a group of Detroit-area people of Finnish descent to preserve and share the traditions of their native land.|
|18||Detroit Zoological Park||
|8450 W. Ten Mile Rd.
||Huntington Woods/Royal Oak||The Detroit Zoo opened in 1928, and has periodically expanded since then. Currently situated on 125 acres of land, it provides a natural habitat for more than 3,300 animals representing 280 species, and hosts more than 1.1 million visitors annually.|
|19||Downtown Holly Commercial District||
|Roughly bounded by Maple St., S. Broad St., Grand Trunk Western Railroad, and First St.
|11-15 S. Saginaw St.
|21||Eastern Michigan Asylum Historic District||
|140 Elizabeth Lake Rd.
||Pontiac||The Eastern Michigan Asylum (later the Pontiac State Hospital, then the Clinton Valley Center) was a psychiatric hospital built according to the Kirkbride Plan. Designed by Michigan State Capitol architect Elijah E. Myers, the facility opened in 1878. Despite treating 3100 patients at its peak, usage declined and the facility was closed in 1997 and demolished in 2000.|
|22||John & Mary Elizabeth Booth Endicott House||
|23||Caleb Everts House||
|8880 Hickory Ridge Rd.
|24||Fairgrove Avenue Historic District||
|Along Fairgrove Ave. between N. Saginaw and Edison Sts.
|25||Farmington Historic District||
|Grand River Ave. and Shiawassee Ave. from Warner St. to junction
|26||First Methodist Episcopal Church of Farmington||
|33112 Grand River Ave.
|27||Dr. Henry K. Foote House||
|213 W. Huron St.
|28||Franklin Boulevard Historic District||
|Roughly bounded by Grand Trunk Western Railroad, Orchard Lake Ave., Miller and W. Huron Sts.
|29||Franklin Historic District||
|Roughly bounded by Fourteen Mile Rd., the Franklin River, Romany Wy., and Franklin Rd.
||Franklin||Boundary increase (added 2005-07-27): Franklin Rd. and adjoining Sts.|
|30||Jacob and Rebecca Fuerst Farmstead||
|24000 Taft Rd.
||Novi||The farmstead was demolished in 2008.|
|31||Gillespie Street-Clinton River Bridge||
|Gillespie St. over Clinton River
|32||Grand Trunk Western Railroad Birmingham Depot||
|245 S. Eton St.
|33||Griggs Brothers-Rochester Elevator Company Grain Elevator||
|303 East University Drive
||Rochester||1880 wooden grain elevator on the Michigan Central Railroad critical to the agrarian economy of the region through the mid-20th century.|
|34||Grinnell Brothers Music House||
|27 S. Saginaw St.
|35||Highland United Methodist Church||
|205 W. Livingston Rd.
||Highland||Historic Gothic Revival church building; constructed in 1886. The Hickory Ridge School, built in 1835, was moved to the site in 1946 and serves as the rear addition. In 1980, the building was purchased by Highland Township, and the structure currently known houses the Huron Valley Council for the Arts.|
|106-110 S. Main St.
||Royal Oak||Completed in 1925 for the Hilzinger Hardware Store. The store occupied the building until 2002, after which the facade was renovated to match the original appearance.|
|110 Battle Alley
|38||Holly Union Depot||
|223S. Broad St.
|39||Horatio N. Howard House||
|403 N. Saginaw
|1965 W. Dawson Rd.
|41||John W. Hunter House||
|556 W. Maple Rd.
|42||Indian Lake Road Stone Arch Bridge||
|Indian Lake Rd., east of M-24
||Orion Township||Currently used as part of a walk/bike path over Indian Lake Road.|
|43||Lake Orion Historic District||
|Roughly bounded by Elizabeth St., Hauxwell Dr., Front St., and Lapeer St.
|44||Lathrup Village Historic District||
|Roughly bounded by city limits, Red River Dr., Interstate 696, Middlesex Ave., Meadowbrook Way, and Margate Ave.
|45||Lower Trout Lake Bathhouse Complex and Contact Station||
|Bald Mountain Recreation Area Entrance Drive (Orion Township, Michigan)
||Auburn Hills vicinity|
|46||Kittie C. McCoy House||
|1455 Benstein Road
|47||Meadow Brook Farms||
|480 S. Adams Rd.
||Rochester vicinity||Also known as Meadow Brook Farm. Tudor Revival mansion built between 1926 and 1929 by Matilda Dodge Wilson (the widow of auto pioneer John Francis Dodge) and her second husband, lumber broker Alfred G. Wilson. In 1957, the mansion and the surrounding property and buildings were donated to establish Michigan State University–Oakland, now Oakland University.|
|48||Milford Rural Agricultural School||
|630 Hickory St.
|49||Modern Housing Corporation Addition Historic District||
|Roughly bounded by Montcalm St., Perry St., Joslyn Ave., Gage St., Glenwood, and Nelson St.
|223 W. Huron St.
|51||North Milford Village Historic District||
|Historic area of North Milford Village
|52||H. Augustus and Agnes Cleveland O'Dell House-Inch House||
|1945 Tiverton Road
|53||Oak Hill Cemetery||
|216 University Dr.
|54||Orchard Lake Schools Historic District||
||Orchard Lake||Encompasses the area occupied in 1877 for the Michigan Military Academy, an all-boys military prep school established by Captain J. Sumner Rogers. The school closed in 1908 due to bankruptcy, and in 1910 the Polish Seminary of Detroit purchased the campus moved the school (now SS. Cyril and Methodius Seminary) there. The campus is also home to St. Mary's Preparatory, and is used by nearby Madonna University.|
|366 Mill St.
|56||Pleasant Ridge East Historic District||
|Bounded generally by Woodward, 10 Mile Rd., Conrail, and eastern and southern city limits
|57||Pleasant Ridge Historic District||
|Roughly bounded by Millington Rd., Woodward Ave., Ferndale and Ridge Rd.
Boundary increase (listed December 13, 2010): West of Ridge Rd. to city limits of Royal Oak, Huntington Woods, Oak Park, and Ferndale.
|58||Pontiac Commercial Historic District||
|1-29 N. Saginaw St., 5-29 W. Lawrence St., and 10-18 W. Pike St.
||Pontiac||Boundary increase (added 1989-06-23): Roughly E. Huron St. and S. Saginaw St. within loop of Wide Track Dr.|
|59||Walter P. and May Wolf Reuther House||
|3924-3950-3954 Ellamae (Oakland Township)
|2360 Lone Tree Rd., northwest of Milford
|61||Sashabaw Presbyterian Church||
|Northeast of Clarkston at 5331 Maybee Rd.
||Clarkston||Built in 1856 for the First Presbyterian of Independence Township. The congregation dissolved in 1932, and in 1946, the Sashabaw United Presbyterian Church was organized and began using this building as its home.|
|62||William Edmund and Nina A. Downey Scripps Estate||
|1840 Scripps Rd.
||Lake Orion||Also called the Scripps Mansion or Moulton Manor. Tudor Revival mansion built by William Edmund Scripps for his family in 1927; now serves as a Catholic Guest House and Retreat Center.|
|63||Melvyn Maxwell and Sara Stein Smith House||
|5045 Ponvalley Rd., Bloomfield Township
||Pontiac||Also known as Myhaven. Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Usonian home that was constructed in 1949 and 1950. The owners were two public school teachers living on a tight budget. The 1957 landscape design is by Thomas Dolliver Church.|
|64||Rollin Sprague Building-Old Stone Store||
|300 Main St.
|65||St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church, Convent, and School||
|150 E. Wide Track Dr.
||Pontiac||The St. Vincent de Paul Church was built in 1885. In 1999, the diocese merged the St. Vincent de Paul parish with two other local parishes (St. Joseph and St. Michael the Archangel) to form the St Damien of Molokai parish.|
|66||Stony Creek Village Historic District||
|Northeast of Rochester on Washington Rd.
|67||Thomas W. and Margaret Taliaferro House||
|1115 Eton Cross
|68||Charles Torrey House||
|1141 Foxwood Ct.
|69||Trowbridge Road-Grand Trunk Western Railroad Bridge||
|Trowbridge Rd. over Grand Trunk Western Railroad
|70||Waterford Village Historic District||
|Dubay Street, Pontiff Street, Steffens Street, Andersonville Road and Airport Road.
|71||Western Knitting Mills||
|400 Water St.
|405 Oakland Ave.
|73||Minoru and Teruko (Hirashiki) Yamasaki House||
|3717 Lakecrest Drive
||Bloomfield Hills||The home of architect Minoru Yamasaki, designed by him in 1972.|
|74||Joseph D. Yerkes House||
|42580 Eight Mile Rd.
||Novi||The original Joseph Yerkes House burned in 1989.|
|75||Robert Yerkes House||
|535 E. Base Line Rd.
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