Michigan State Housing Development Authority
The Marshall Historic District comprises an outstanding collection of remarkably intact nineteenth and early twentieth century architecture in a small-scale American city. The city once served as the bustling commercial, political and social center of the surrounding agrarian region.
The district is a virtual encyclopedia of America's most popular styles during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, including Greek Revival, Gothic Revival, Italianate, Italian Villa, Queen Anne, Colonial Revival, Beaux-Arts Classical and Art Deco. Most houses are built of wood, but many are executed in brick or yellowish-brown Marshall sandstone quarried locally.