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Join and get involved with the MI Impact Coalition, as we work to bring back Michigan’s State Rehab Tax Credit.  Senate Bill 469 (S1) passed the Senate on December 13, 2017. House Bill 5178 (HB 5178) has also been introduced to reinstate the Michigan Historic Preservation Tax Credit. These bills would reinstate the popular program that offers a credit of up to 25 percent of rehabilitation expenses against state income tax.

Michigan’s Historic Properties For Sale

Interested in purchasing an older or historic building? The following is a list of some of these properties that have come to our attention.

If you would like a historic property you own or one that you are marketing as a Realtor, please complete our submission form.  Completed forms should be submitted to

*MHPN reserves the right to reject any and all submissions, including buildings that have had their historic character compromised through the alteration or removal of original features.  For more information on this issue, please consult National Park Service Preservation Brief #17.

MHPN in no way is responsible for the information on the properties featured on this page.  For further information on individual properties please contact the listing entity.

STONECROFT, 6675 Moreland, Jonesville, MI 49250

Stonecroft Information Sheet

Stonecroft Map

 Stonecroft was designed and built by Henry Ford’s Master Gardener, Mr. D’Arcos. Stonecroft features a stone home just over 2000 square feet with 4 to 6 bedrooms and 2 full baths. All 20 acres of the property were hand planted with symmetry in mind just like Henry Ford’s gardens. You will find indigenous plants only here and at Henry Ford’s gardens. Mr. D’Arcos’ wife taught the “unteachable” children of the world in this home. Most of these children turned out to be geniuses. This home was built on love and filled with laughter and music ever since. 


Birch Lodge, Trout Lake, Chippewa County, Michigan

Historic Hotel and Motel

Birch Lodge Information Sheet


NEW LOWER PRICE!!  Originally $679,000 NOW JUST $649,000

Birch Lodge and the Birch Lodge Motel, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, are available as a seasonal turn-key resort or private retreat for a preservation-minded buyer. The property is located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, just a half-hour drive north of St. Ignace and Mackinac Island, the state’s leading tourist destination. It is less than an hour to Tahquamenon Falls, Whitefish Point, Sault Ste. Marie, and beaches of three of the Great Lakes. The lodge is set on almost 20 acres with about ¼-mile of high frontage on 560-acre Big Trout Lake, and includes a sandy swimming beach. The lake is an all sports lake draining to the Carp River and is connected to Little Trout Lake, Frenchman’s Lake, and Wegwas Lake. The property backs on to the 30-acre Anna Badgley-Little Trout Lake Nature Preserve with some 4,000’ of frontage on Little Trout Lake.

Built in 1911-12, the10,000 sq. ft. lodge includes a 100-foot porch fronting on the lake, a large lobby, dining room, kitchen, and the “Birch Bar,” a classic 1950’s rustic northwoods “Tiki” bar complete with two working Seeburg jukeboxes. Under the current owners, the lodge has undergone many updates including roof, electrical, plumbing, heating, a/c, septic and well. Renovations have converted the lodge into a five unit bed and breakfast (with three other units begun), while retaining the historic character of the lodge. From the tunes on the juke boxes, to the vintage china and furnishings, this place has magic all its own that cannot be described.

The adjacent 3000+ sq. ft. eight unit motel was built in 1963 and is featured on some Mid-Century/”Retro” web sites: the rooms have two double beds, tiled baths, a mini-fridge and TV. Décor is mid-century modern. The motel has had plumbing, electrical and air conditioning upgrades, new carpeting and mattresses. There is also a small one bedroom log cabin with fireplace, built in the 1940’s that has a new septic system and could be improved for rental. The buildings are all set back in the property ¼-mile off the road, for a unique private lakefront setting.

Purchase includes almost all furnishings, all hotel china and table service, the web site, row boats and kayaks, laundry with two washers and three driers and everything needed to continue the resort. More information and many photos are available on our website,, our linked blog, and on our Facebook page @ Birch Lodge, Trout Lake, MI. Inquiries, please email to

Grosvenor Hotel

202-204 E. Chicago (US-12)
Jonesville, Michigan 49250
Based upon project scope, the City of Jonesville, MEDC, and SHPO are willing to work with interested parties on a case-by-case basis to secure local and state incentives. Hillsdale County has revolving loan dollars available for eligible projects.
Grosvenor Hotel, Historic_Properties_Information Sheet
Realtor Flier


Grosvenor Hotel, Jonesville

Grosvenor Hotel, Jonesville

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Grosvenor Hotel, Jonesville



  • This information  is published as a resource for those seeking older or historic properties.  Listing on this page does not constitute a recommendation or endorsement by MHPN.  Anyone seeking additional information on an individual property is urged to follow up with the listing entity, check with your Realtor or other real estate professional.