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J. H. Moores and Riverside Homes Subdivisions

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1920–1930. Moores River Dr. and Cambridge, Nottingham, and Oxford rds.

Twenty-two members of the Lansing Country Club conceived and developed this exclusive subdivision as Riverside Homes Association. It is located east of Francis Park at a bend in the Grand River along the northwest fairways of the country club and upwind of the former Oldsmobile plant. The association reserved the right to approve purchasers of lots and to set costs for houses at the minimum of from $7,500 to $12,000. The scheme for the subdivision was planned by the American Park Builders of Chicago in the image of the “ideal home environment—a country place close to the world of outdoors, yet near to the pulse of business affairs.” Set on ample wooded lots along winding streets are the large, secluded, period revival as well as contemporary houses for automotive industrialists, leading merchants, and professionals. The subdivision resembles the Palmer Woods neighborhood in Detroit but is scaled to the economy of this midsize Michigan city.

Writing Credits

Kathryn Bishop Eckert


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Kathryn Bishop Eckert, "J. H. Moores and Riverside Homes Subdivisions", [Lansing, Michigan], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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Cover: Buildings of Michigan

Buildings of Michigan, Kathryn Bishop Eckert. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 294-294.

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