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Grand Rapids in 1856

Scene of early Grand Rapids viewed from the...

Darwin D. Cody Home

Darwin D. Cody Home


The Darwin Cody house was built east of the George R. Allen house, seen at the far left of the photo. The stately Victorian Italianate home, a style identified by the arched corbels over the windows and the frieze and brackets under the eaves, as well at the carved wooden posts supporting the roof of the front entrance. The family occupying the rounded porch on the west side of the house seems quite aware of the photographer. Since the house faces south, several awnings at the windows and on the porch provide protection. A delicate wrought iron fence encloses the front yard, and a stone at the curb displays the name "Cody".


Full Details

TitleDarwin D. Cody Home
Current AddressDemolished
Pre 1912 Address47 Park
Date Constructedca 1880
Original OwnerDarwin D. Cody
Original UseHome

Title by cataloger. Mr. Cody also built the Cody Hotel at the SW corner of Division and Fulton. He was a cousin of Col. William F. Cody, better know as "Buffalo Bill", who visited in the home many times. The Cody home was one of the houses on Park St. (later Library Plaza and now Library St. NE) that was demolished in 1902 to be replaced by the Ryerson Library/Grand Rapids Public Library.

CollectionColl. #33-12-48, History & Special Collections Dept., Archives

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