A historic Ludington house is on the most recent list of landmarks that will be added to the National Register of Historic Places, according to an announcement from the Michigan State Historic Preservation Office
The Warren A. and Catherine Cartier House, now often known as the Cartier Mansion, is located at 409 East Ludington Avenue in Ludington. It's currently a bed-and-breakfast, but began life when local lumber baron Warren Cartier built it in 1901 for his family. It’s built in the Neoclassical style and has been largely preserved by private owners over the years, including its original woodwork, fixtures, flooring and antiques.
"Preserving Michigan's historic resources enriches communities by protecting tangible connections to our past," says Wayne Workman, acting-executive director of the Michigan State Housing Development Authority, of which the historic preservation office is a part. "Earning a spot on this list promotes economic development through tourism and creates a new source for educational opportunities."
Others added to the list include the downtown districts of Saint Louis and Mount Pleasant, a school, a bank, community landmarks including the Grosse Point Yacht Club, other historic houses, and a cemetery
Writer: Kim Eggleston
Source: Michigan State Historic Preservation Office