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Highland Heights - Stevens' Subdivision Historic District
Bounded by Woodward Ave., alley S of E. Buena Vista Ave., Oakland Ave., and alley S of Massachusetts Ave., Highland Park - Wayne County
Property Type residential district
Historic Use DOMESTIC/single dwelling
Current Use DOMESTIC/multiple dwelling
Style Bungalow/Craftsman
Architect/Builder Albert Kahn
Narrative Description The Highland Heights-Stevens' Subdivision Historic District is a neighborhood of single-family, detached homes lining parallel urban-suburban streets in Highland Park, a city entirely surrounded by the city of Detroit. The district contains 422 single-family homes, two apartment buildings, the McGregor Library, and five commercial buildings, of which 392 single-family houses, the two apartment buildings, and the library are classified as contributing to the district's historic character. The houses are fine examples of the variety found in American suburban domestic architecture of the period 1900-1930. Four-squares, bungalows, and examples of various revival styles of the early twentieth-century are present. The district also contains 393 garages, all located along alleys which cut through the centers of the blocks. All but twenty appear to date from the era of the district's development and reflect the suburban, upwardly mobile, middle-class, historic character of the neighborhood.
Statement of Significance An early twentieth-century, suburban-urban neighborhood of detached, single-family homes, the Highland Heights-Stevens' Subdivision Historic District possesses architectural significance within the Highland Park and Detroit area context because of its unusual concentration of high quality, middle class housing stock built over a short period of time and because of its fine state of preservation.
Period of Significance 1904-1930
Registry Type(s) 02/08/1988 National Register listed
Site ID# P25320