ELK RAPIDS WATERFRONTAREA

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Boundary Description for the Historic Landscape: see page 4 of report
 
Period of Significance:
The waterfront area has always been the vital heart of Elk Rapids’ economy and its residents’ way of life. Elk Rapids has tied the waterfront area to the transportation, industrial and recreational needs of the community through time. With access to Grand Traverse Bay and connections to the interior via other waterways, the waterfront has been the key to village development. This area has experienced three major periods of significance, which are delineated below.
· Pre European Arrival-1839
· 1846-1911
· 1953
See pages 6 - 9 for more detail
 
General Recommendations:
Develop a historic waterfront walking tour with corresponding interpretive markers, literature and programming. See pages 27 - 30 for more detail.