Corktown Historic District

Human settlement in Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

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Corktown Historic District
Corktown Detroit.jpg
Bagley Street in Corktown
LocationDetroit, Michigan, U.S.
Coordinates42°19′50″N 83°03′50″W / 42.33056°N 83.06389°W / 42.33056; -83.06389Coordinates: 42°19′50″N 83°03′50″W / 42.33056°N 83.06389°W / 42.33056; -83.06389
Architectural styleColonial Revival, Late Victorian, Federal
NRHP reference No.78001517[1]
Added to NRHPJuly 31, 1978

Corktown is a historic district located just west of Downtown Detroit, Michigan. It is the oldest extant neighborhood in the city.[2][3] The current boundaries of the district include I-75 to the north, the Lodge Freeway to the east, Bagley and Porter streets to the south, and Rosa Parks Boulevard (12th Street) to the west.[1] The neighborhood was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.[1]

The Corktown Historic District is largely residential, although some commercial properties along Michigan Avenue are included in the district.[4] The residential section is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is designated as a City of Detroit Historic District. The neighborhood contains many newer homes and retains some original Irish businesses.[5]

  1. ^ a b c "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. January 23, 2007.
  2. ^ "Corktown".
  3. ^ "Greater Corktown Development Corporation". Archived from the original on 2010-12-03.
  4. ^ Corktown Historic District, National Park Service, retrieved 8/6/09
  5. ^ Cite error: The named reference dc was invoked but never defined (see the help page).

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