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Michigan Sites Nominated To National Register Of Historic Places

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Vintage photo of the Lake Michigan Beach House at Ludington State Park. (Credit: michigan.gov)

Vintage photo of the Lake Michigan Beach House at Ludington State Park. (Credit: michigan.gov)

LUDINGTON (WWJ/AP) - Six sites in Michigan have been nominated to the National Register of Historic Places, including the Lake Michigan Beach House at Ludington State Park.

The State Historic Preservation Review Board recently approved the nominations. The Lake Michigan Beach House near Ludington was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1935.

Other sites nominated for the register include the Iron Mountain Central Historic District, the Norwegian Lutheran Church Complex in Alpena County’s Long Rapids Township and the Wright Opera House Block Complex in the Gratiot County community of Alma.

The Lower Trout Lake Bathhouse Complex and Contact Station at Bald Mountain Recreation Area near Lake Orion in Oakland County and the Emanuel and Elizabeth (Burkhardt) Rentschler Farmstead in the Washtenaw County community of Saline also are nominated.

The State Historic Preservation Review Board considers nominations to the register three times per year. Michigan has more than 1,600 listings in the National Register of Historic Places, including some 250 districts made up of more than 20,000 properties.

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