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Three Rivers in Saint Joseph County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Historic District

 
 
Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 19, 2012
1. Historic District Marker
Inscription. The Downtown Three Rivers Commercial Historic District has one of the best-preserved Victorian streetscapes in southwestern Michigan. Three Rivers, settled in the 1830s, grew with the development of local water power and a railroad in the 1850s. St. Joseph Street (North Main) and Penn Street (Portage) formed its business center. The district's oldest structures, built on North Main in the early 1850s, are the Kelsey building (39-43) and the Crossett-Spencer-Millard building (40-42). The district was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.
 
Erected 1986 by Bureau of History, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number L1315C.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 41° 56.719′ N, 85° 38.097′ W. Marker is in Three Rivers, Michigan, in Saint Joseph County. Marker is on Railroad Drive 0.1 miles north of West Michigan Street (Michigan Route 60), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Three Rivers MI 49093, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Three Rivers Public Library (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Three Rivers
Pedestrian Pathway Leading to Main Street image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 19, 2012
2. Pedestrian Pathway Leading to Main Street
View to northeast from Railroad Drive
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Three Rivers Town Cannon (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sue Silliman House (approx. 0.2 miles away but has been reported missing); Site of Legendary Battle (approx. 0.2 miles away); French Trading Post (approx. 0.3 miles away); Three Rivers Civil War Monument (approx. 0.6 miles away); Three Rivers Soldiers Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Three Rivers.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 207 times since then and 2 times this year. Last updated on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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