What is a Historic Resource Survey?

What do Michigan's post offices, state parks, highway bridges, historic engineering and industrial sites, the Grand Rapids central business district, Lansing neighborhoods, and Lathrup Village outside Detroit, Mackinac Island and the villages of Calumet and Laurium, and the rural landscape in the southern part of Lima Township in Washtenaw County have in common? They are all examples of Michigan historic resources that have been the subject of historic resource surveys carried out across the state since the statewide survey program began in the mid-1970s.

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