Boston Edison Historic District, Detroit

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The Boston–Edison Historic District is a historic neighborhood located in the geographic center of Detroit, Michigan. It consists of over 900 homes built on four east/west streets: West Boston Boulevard, Chicago Boulevard, Longfellow Avenue, and Edison Avenue, stretching from Woodward Avenue on the east to Linwood Avenue on the west. It is one of the largest residential historic districts in the nation. It is surrounded by Sacred Heart Major Seminary to the west, the Arden Park-East Boston Historic District and the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament to the east, and the Atkinson Avenue Historic District to the south. The district was designated a Michigan State Historic Site in 1973 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.
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  • Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company, lived here. Berry Gordy, founder of Motown Records, lived here. So did labor leader Walter P. Reuther, baseball stars Harry Heilmann, Dizzy Trout and...  more »
  • Amazing old historical homes. Some need revitalizing, but just imagine back in the day, how beautiful this district was. I would love to own a home in this part of the city  more »

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