The City

Collegeville (1887, 1895)
College Delta (1898, 1899)
Oakwood (1899)
Cedar Banks (1900)
College Grove (1903)
Fairview (1904, 1905)
College Heights (1904)

Charter of 1907

Avondale (1913)
Bungalow Knolls (1916)
Chesterfield Hills (1916)
Ardson (1919)
Ridgeley Park (1921)
Strathmore (1925)
Glen Cairn (1926)

The Campus




Interactive Map

Sites on the National and State Historic Registers

Complete list of
Significant Structures


Ardson Heights (1919)

Map excerpted from City of East Lansing Use Districts, 1926. As originally platted, Wildwood Drive continued due east to the edge of the plat. This was soon altered to attach to the adjacent plat’s street, via the curve toward the northeast corner seen here.

Advertised as “The Gem of East Lansing,” Ardson Heights was platted on the site of the former Lansing Country Club golf course, which dated from 1902. By 1915, the City of East Lansing had annexed the land, and within two years a house was built at 417 Ardson, which remains today. Ardson Road was converted to a cul-de-sac in the late 1980s, disconnecting it from the busy intersection of Harrison Road and Grand River Avenue.[Miller, p. 58]

Gov. Murray D. Van Wagoner House, 415 Clifton Blvd. (1925)


Ridgeley Park (1921)

Map excerpted from City of East Lansing Use Districts, 1926.

This subdivision was platted by the Krentel Brothers on the western half of the Valleau farm, north of Oakwood and west of the old High School, extending Sunset Lane and Forest Street and creating the streets of Northlawn, Centerlawn, Southlawn, and Westlawn. It was annexed into the city on May 28, 1921. No significant structures are here.


Oak Ridge (1924)

Platted and annexed, 7 April 1924.


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The Test

by Walter Adams