Michigan downtown gets national historic designation

Associated Press

Mount Pleasant — The mid-Michigan community of Mount Pleasant is getting some historic recognition.

The Morning Sun reports this week that the downtown area has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The eight-block area known as the Mount Pleasant Historic District consists of about four dozen buildings and includes architecture dating back more than a century.

Officials say the designation by the National Park Service can help with historical reconstruction and investment. Being part of the district also allows eligible property owners to apply for tax credits toward the cost of restoration and renovation work.