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Grand Rapids in 1856

Scene of early Grand Rapids viewed from the...

D. A. Blodgett Home, 1930s

D. A. Blodgett Home, 1930s

Evelyn Lucille Bethea Bedgood - 1938

The three story red brick building in Neoclassical style shows two of its four white pillars on the east side of the building. Two houses are visible at the left behind a brick wall that defined the property.


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TitleD. A. Blodgett Home, 1930s
CreatorEvelyn Lucille Bethea Bedgood
Current Address920 Cherry St. SE
Pre 1912 Address662 Cherry St. SE
ArchitectAsbury W. Buckley, Chicago, IL
ContractorN. J. Westra, Grand Rapids
Date Constructed1908
Original OwnerChildren's Home Society
Original UseFor temporary care of children under the age of twelve, until adopted or returned to parents.
NeighborhoodFairmount Square District
Information SourceICCF; Michigan Tradesman, September 16, 1908, page 2; A History of the D.A. Blodgett Homes for Children

Title by cataloger. Photograph taken by Ms. Bedgood when her daughter, Bobbie Jean, was a patient here. The building was leased to the Mary Free Bed Guild for use as an orthopedic center and convalescent hospital for children in 1935.

CollectionMarilyn Hamill
Locationlocation on map

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