REO Town, Lansing poster

REO Town, Lansing, Historic Resource Survey Report Executive Summary and Poster


December 31, 2019 - Author: Joe Parks, Emily Stanewich, Zach Tecson, Jacob Terrell, Michigan State University

This Historic Resource Survey Report on REO Town, Lansing was commissioned by the City of Lansing. The scope of this project includes three main components: collect physical and historical data for each building within the proposed REO Town Historic District, compose a final survey report that includes an intensive level survey analysis, and create an excel database with detailed property information. The goal of this project is to create a survey document that will aid in the designation of REO Town to the National Register of Historic Places.

The results of this intensive level survey justify REO Town's eligibility under National Register Criterions A and C, at the local level. Qualifying for National Register Criterions A and C, the proposed REO Town Historic District includes contributing properties that, "are associated with events that have made a significant contribution to the broad patterns of our history; and that embody the distinctive characteristics of a type, period, or method of construction, or that represent the work of a master, or that possess high artistic values, or that represent a significant and distinguishable entity whose components may lack individual distinction," (MiSHPO).

The intensive level survey conducted for the proposed REO Town Historic District includes:

  • 46 buildings
    • 42 contributing buildings
    • 4 non-contributing buildings
  • 37 Acres
  • 15 Hectares

You can view the poster presentation of this project by selecting Download File.



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