Created By: Heritage Hill Association
A first view of the Heritage Hill Historic District gives the impression of an affluent Victorian neighborhood with an unusually large number of impressive church structures. This District of 110 homes is on the National Registry of Historical Properties. The district is located on a hill just north of the downtown basin where Burlington business and industry developed. The Hawkeye Creek ravine in which the downtown is located is a unique feature. It has been the core for commerce and industrial development since 1832.The ravine's have divided Burlington into physical neighborhoods. These Hill neighborhoods, coupled with the church steeples dominating the skyline on the hillside of the downtown basin emphasizes the app tier quality that is considerably different from most other Rivertown. The Heritage Hill Historic District contains the majority of impressive churches. The churches on the hillside form a buffer between the hilltop residence and the Valley commerce areas. Despite a variety of present-day uses the historic district is unified by its topographical distinct Hill quality along with its architectural character and historic building materials.