Historic District Commission
Click here to download the rules and procedures for the Historic District Commission
2023 Meeting Schedule
The Historic District Commission meeting scheduled for Wednesday, February 14, 2024 has been cancelled.
Click here for the official notification
A special meeting of the Historic District Commission will be held on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 from 6-9 p.m. in the City Council Chambers.
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The Woodward Avenue Pontiac Tribute sign has been completed and is operational. It is located at the bottom of the Woodward Loop.
This unique interpretative signage depicts the story of Pontiac's cultural and economic history along Woodward Avenue.
You may contact the Historic District Commission by calling (248) 758-2800.
Check out our page of historical images plus some shots of Pontiac as it looked long ago and today. Click on the image to the right to view.
- Click here to view an album of historic photos of Pontiac
- Click here to view the 1957 panorama of the city (346Kb)
- Click here to view the 1930s panorama of the city taken from Hill Street (now city hall) (504Kb)
- Click here to view the 1905 laying of the Courthouse Cornerstone. Thanks to Officer Brian Lee for this donation.
- Click here to view the June 1901 Auction Ad for Lots on Franklin Boulevard
Take one of these walking tours into Pontiac's past. Assembled from postcards and old photographs, get a feel of what it was like walking through downtown Pontiac 100 years ago. (new page will open)
- 1909 Walking tour of Huron Street starting at the Presbyterian Church and ending at the High School.
- 1890-1900 Walking tour of Saginaw Street starting at Whittemore and finishing at Huron.
Seven Members, who shall reside in the City of Pontiac, appointed by the Mayor, subject to approval by City Council, as follows: two (2) members from a list of citizens submitted by a duly organized and existing preservation society or societies; one (1) architect, duly registered in the State of Michigan, if an architect resides, works or has offices in the City of Pontiac and is available for appointment; Three (3) members who are property owners within the historic district(s).
Chair Rick David
Vice Chair Regina Campbell
Commissioner Jim Allen
Commissioner Fernando Bales
Commissioner Ken Burch
Commissioner Jen Burk
Commissioner Rachael Clark
The Historic District Commission meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in City Hall
- Commercial Historic District
- Franklin Boulevard Historic District
- Fairgrove Historic District
- Modern Housing Historic District
- Seminole Hills Historic District
- Central School
- Cook Nelson American Legion Post No. 20
- First United Methodist Church of Pontiac
- Horatio N. Howard House
- Oak Hill Cemetery
- St. Vincent de Paul Church
- Wisner House