6 Metro Detroit properties officially listed in National Register of Historic Places
Across Metro Detroit, six properties are being recognized through the National Register of Historic Places. These recognitions are decided federal to shine a light on sites worthy of preservation due to historical significance.
Malcolm X’s boyhood home in Boston gets historic designation
FILE - In this March 29, 2016, file photo, signs call attention to the house where slain African-American leader Malcolm X spent part of his childhood in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston. According to the National Park Service the house was added to the National Register of Historic Places in February 2021. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes, File)BOSTON – Malcolm X’s boyhood home in Boston was added to the National Register of Historic Places. The former Malcolm Little was a teenager in the 1940s when he came to live with his sister, Ella Little Collins. Little Collins, who was a civil rights organizer in her own right, became her brother’s legal guardian after his father died and his mother was institutionalized.
12 Michigan properties added to National Register of Historic Places
Twelve Michigan properties have earned special recognition in the 2020 National Register of Historic Places, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced. The National Register of Historic Places is the United States federal government’s official list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects deemed worthy of preservation for their historical significance. More than 95,000 properties across the country, including nearly 2,000 in Michigan, have been listed in the National Register since the program began in the 1960s. The National Register is a program of the National Park Service and administered by the states. In the state, it’s administered by the Michigan State Historic Preservation Office.
Detroits historic Bagley Mansion hits market for $3.2M
DETROIT The historic Bagley Mansion in Detroits Rivertown District has hit the market for $3.2 million. Built in 1889, the John N. Bagley Mansion is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is located along the Detroit River on Jefferson Avenue, in the Rivertown District. Built as a private residence, then converted to mixed use retail and office space, the Bagley features six fireplaces, original hand carved woodwork and cabinetry. Leaded stained-glass windows and exterior stone carvings designed by Julius Melchers -- famously known as a mentor of legendary architect Albert Khan. Check out the full listing here from Historic Realty Detroit.