Ludington state park house placed on historic register

A beach house at Ludington State Park has been nominated to the National Register of Historic Places by a state board which oversees historic sites in Michigan.

The State Historic Preservation Review Board approved the nomination of the Lake Michigan Beach House in Ludington, along with five other Michigan properties, to the register in January. Now, the National Register will consider whether to include the properties on its listing.

The Lake Michigan Beach House was built in 1935 by workers from a local Civilian Conservation Corps camp, reportedly using bricks from an old salt plant located in Ludington, according to the nomination. The construction is unique to state parks in Michigan and the building is one of many built by the CCC in Ludington State Park. Several still exist, with the beach house being the largest and most intact.

Writer: Sam Eggleston
Source: National State Historic Preservation Office
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