On October 12, 1989, The Lansing Historic District Commission received an petition for the establishment of a Historic District in the Cherry Hill Neighborhood. This petition was the result of two years work by neighborhood residents. The Cherry Hill Neighborhood is the area South of Kalamazoo, East of Washington Avenue West of the Grand River, and North of Saint Joseph Avenue. It contains the largest number and most representative surviving examples of nineteenth century brick and clapboard Victorian style homes. Some thirty homes in the area approach 100 years in age. Cherry Hill was part of the city’s original plat. It is the remaining portion of an impressive neighborhood which at one time extended south into the area where I-496 now runs.