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Grand Rapids in 1856

Scene of early Grand Rapids viewed from the...

History Grand Rapids by the Grand Rapids Historical Commission


Old Stone School

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Old Stone School

1850s

The three story old stone high school, built in Greek Revival style with stone from the Grand River, is topped by a cupola and two chimneys protrude from the roof. A group of men and women are gathered at the top of the cutaway bank at the right of the photo, and several men are at the lower left.

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TitleOld Stone School
Date1850s
Current AddressNo longer exists
Pre 1912 AddressRansom, Lyon & Barclay
ContractorDavid Burnett
Date Constructed1848-49
Original OwnerSchool District No. 1, Grand Rapids MI
Original UsePublic School
NeighborhoodDowntown
Information SourceDistrict No. 1 records; Grand Rapids Eagle; History of the City of Grand Rapids, Albert Baxter.
Notes

The stone school was built in 1849 at the southeast corner of Ransom and Lyon; it was taken down in 1867 when a new building was constructed on the same property. The cupola was a popular visiting place to view the city below in the river valley.

CollectionGrand Rapids Public Library Photo Collection, History & Special Collections Dept.
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