Historic District Preservation

Joel Dye, City Manager
City of Allegan

Lori Costello, Zoning Administrator
Professional Code Inspections of MI
616.877.2000 ext. 412

Introduction to the Historic District

Allegan's Historic District is composed of the areas, structures, sites, and objects deemed to have historic significance by the Allegan City Council, as informed by historic architectural surveys. The historic district and site designations are designed to provide legal protection these areas central to the historical and cultural identity of Allegan.The Allegan Historic District Commission (AHDC) was established by City Council in 1985 under Michigan's Historic District Act, PA 169. The AHDC oversees applications for structural modifications in the Historic District, and advises the Planning Commission and City Council in matters related to historic buildings or neighborhoods. 

The historic districts and sites are listed below.


Historic Districts Historic Sites
Old Town Augustus Lilly House
Marshall Street Ira Chichester House
Griswold Civic District Higginbothan House
Priest Hill Sarah Lowe Steadman House
Brooklyn William Brown House
Pritchards Overlook Yates House
Mill District Oakwood Cemetery Chapel
  Beucher House

Helpful Links

Historic District Commission Guidelines

Allegan Historic District Maps

Allegan Historic District Commission - Application for Project Review

City of Allegan Historic District Survey, 1984

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