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Grand Rapids in 1856

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Kent County Court House, Main Entrance

Kent County Court House, Main Entrance


The Kent Co. Court House is an example of the Richardsonian Romanesque style of architecture popular for public buildings in the 1880s. The main entrance of the court house on Crescent St. featured six Romanesque style arches. The front steps of the building are still under construction in the photo, and building materials are visible in the foreground. One of the men, in the group at the right lower corner, sit on a wooden cask.


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TitleKent County Court House, Main Entrance
Current AddressDemolished during 1960s urban renewal project
Pre 1912 AddressCrescent, Ottawa, and Kent Streets
ArchitectSydney J. Osgood
ContractorWestern Construction Co., Detroit
Date Constructed1892
Original OwnerKent County, MI
Original UseCounty Court House

Title by cataloger. Dedicated July 4, 1892; cornerstone laid 1889

CollectionEphemera Collection, #216, History & Special Collections Dept., Archives, Grand Rapids Public Library

Reproduction and copyright information regarding this image is available from Grand Rapids History & Special Collections, Archives, Grand Rapids Public Library, Grand Rapids, MI

Locationlocation on map

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