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Grand Rapids in 1856

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D. A. Blodgett Home - Mary Free Bed

D. A. Blodgett Home - Mary Free Bed

Evelyn Lucille Bethea Bedgood - 1938

The east corner of the D.A. Blodgett Home is visible behind the sign that reads, "Mary Free Bed Guild Convalescent Home and Orthopedic Center.


Full Details

TitleD. A. Blodgett Home - Mary Free Bed
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 UseOrphanage
NeighborhoodFairmount Square District
Information SourceICCF; Michigan Tradesman, September 16, 1908, page 2

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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