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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

Grand Rapids Savings Bank

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Grand Rapids Savings Bank


This view of the Grand Rapids Savings Bank, now the People's Building, looks to the northeast. The multi-storied building towers over its older neighbors. The building at center left is the Phythian Temple, later renamed the Ashton Building, which no longer exists. At the far right is the corner of the Home State Bank Building; the window at the tops advertises a dentist and the one below the Netherlands Consulate. A streetcar travels west on Monroe Ave.(now Monroe Center) at the intersection of Ionia Ave.


Full Details

TitleGrand Rapids Savings Bank
Current Address60 Monroe Center NW
Pre 1912 AddressNE corner Monroe and Ionia
ArchitectOsgood & Osgood
ContractorHauser Owen-Ames
Date Constructed1916
Original OwnerGrand Rapids Savings Bank
Original UseBank and commercial space

Title by institution. The building still stands, but is no longer occupied the the Grand Rapids Savings Bank.

CollectionColl. 54-41-2.1, History & Special Collections Dept.

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Locationlocation on map

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