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State Historic Preservation Office
The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) evaluates, protects and promotes Michigan’s historic built environment and archaeological sites. We lead this effort by helping property owners, developers, and local and state agencies identify and seize opportunities to celebrate and rehabilitate historic places that define local communities and make our state uniquely Michigan.
SHPO staff continue to work in a hybrid environment and are most accessible by direct email. Research requests with our office must now be submitted electronically. Section 106 applications are accepted electronically. General inquiries can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. We invite you to explore our Programs and Services below to learn more about historic preservation in Michigan.
Detroit Civil Rights Sites Bike Tour Video Preview
SHPO has launched an interactive Civil Rights Bike Tour around the city of Detroit to highlight many historically significant places that reflect the civil rights movement in Michigan’s largest city. Encompassing 20 different stops in total, the tour is nearly 17 miles in length but can be easily broken into shorter segments. Learn more in this video preview.