attractions List of Famous Kalamazoo Buildings & Structures

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List of the famous landmarks that make up the Kalamazoo skyline, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Kalamazoo architectural landmarks as well as other major buildings, dwellings, and other structures in Kalamazoo are included on this list. Information about these Kalamazoo buildings is included on this list, such as when the building first opened and what architectural style it falls under. List includes both new buildings in Kalamazoo and older historic landmarks.

List features John Gibbs House, Dr. Nathan M. Thomas House and more.

This list answers the question, "What are the most famous buildings in Kalamazoo?"

This is a good reference for research into the historical architecture in Kalamazoo. Famous architectural houses within the city of Kalamazoo are included as well, sometimes by address, other times listed by the name of the original home owner.
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Charles E. Stuart House


City/Town: Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA


City/Town: Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA

Style: Chicago school

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John Gibbs House


The John Gibbs House was built in Kalamazoo, Michigan, in 1853. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. It serves as an avenue towards environmental stewardship and sustainability that is rarely accessed in formal education or community engagement. The Gibbs House is located on the south side of Parkview Avenue next to Western Michigan University's Business Technology and Research Park in Kalamazoo, Michigan. It was purchased from the United States federal government by John Gibbs, a craftsman from New York. Gibbs constructed the Italianate house which still stands on the property. The Gibbs family originated in England and descends from some of the American ...more

City/Town: Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA

Opened: Jan 01 1853

Style: Greek Revival

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Kalamazoo State Hospital Water Tower


The Kalamazoo State Hospital Water Tower is located in Kalamazoo, Michigan. It was built in 1895 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places on March 16, 1972. It is located on the grounds of the Kalamazoo Regional Psychiatric Hospital. The structure was designed by B. F. Stratton from Detroit. He was instructed to come up with a structure that would complement the medieval feeling of the other buildings on the hospital grounds. The tower is 175 feet tall. The base stone blocks are five feet high; above this point the tower is made of bricks. It is approximately 50 feet wide at its widest point. The outer shell tapers from six feet thick at the base to four feet at the top. The ...more

City/Town: Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA