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Grand Rapids in 1856

Scene of early Grand Rapids viewed from the...

Grand Rapids Ladies Literary Club

Grand Rapids Ladies Literary Club


The hand-colored postcard depicts the brick, ivy-covered home of the Ladies Literary Club, an asymmetrically planned Richardsonian-Romanesque building with a square two-story facade with a rectangular single-story auditorium attached to the rear of the square. The auditorium is flanked on one side by a single story wing. Exterior walls are covered with common bond brick with stone faced trim. A slate hip roof covers the entire building.


Full Details

TitleGrand Rapids Ladies Literary Club
Current Address61 Sheldon Blvd. SE
Pre 1912 Address49 Sheldon SE
ArchitectWilliam G. Robinson
Date Constructed1887
Original OwnerLadies Literary Club
Original UseWomen's Club
Historical DesignationMichigan Historical Markers

Title from postcard. It is one of the earliest Michigan structures built as a women's club.

CollectionMary Seeger
Locationlocation on map

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