Historic Preservation

The history of Brighton dates back to 1887. You can trace back to appreciate the city’s development and our heritage through its architectural styles and building details, as well as the significant events and people related to these places. Sadly, many places that trace our heritage have been lost to fire or progress. Saving our treasured places* with historic designation ensures that present and future generations can appreciate the beauty and richness of Brighton’s past. Rehabilitation of historic properties is an environmentally-responsible construction activity and can create new jobs and boost the local economy. Today, historic properties add to our quality of life as dynamic community centerpieces providing cultural places to shop, invest, create, and live.

Photo of downtown with the note "our history"

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE BRIGHTON HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION AND MEETINGS, CLICK HERE.

Digital Tours

Survey Information

Property Designation:

Are you interested in designating your property? Is your property already designated and you aren’t sure what that might mean? Just interested in learning more?

Follow this link for more information.

Brighton’s Historic Landmarks:

PDF Version - List of City of Brighton Historic Properties
Word DOC Version - List of City of Brighton Historic Properties

City of Brighton Historic Properties List (updated 2020)-1

City of Brighton Historic Properties List (updated 2020)-2


NEW! The Brighton Historic Preservation Commission has created a flyer where all our digital resources are available in one spot.


Click the flyer image below to access the version with links or head to our "Helpful Links" page for more!

History resources-1