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Grand Rapids in 1856

Scene of early Grand Rapids viewed from the...

Grand Rapids Press Building

Grand Rapids Press Building


The former Evening Press building, with its original title still visible just beneath the cornice, was designed by famous Detroit architect, Albert Kahn, in the Beaux Art style. This photograph was taken just before the building was razed in early 1969. The first floor of the addition at the far right of the picture, not part of the original building, was added in 1934-5 when the old Vendome Hotel building was demolished. The date of the addition of the 2nd and 3rd stories is unknown. The former Grand Rapids Herald stood to the west of the Press on Fulton, and was already undergoing demolition at the time this photo was taken from Veterans' Park.


Full Details

TitleGrand Rapids Press Building
Pre 1912 AddressSW corner of E. Fulton and Sheldon
ArchitectAlbert Kahn, Detroit; Williamson & Crow, Grand Rapids, supervising architects
ContractorJohn McNabb Co.
Date Constructed1906
Original OwnerBooth Newspapers
Original UseNewspaper plant and offices

Capitol Wrecking secured demolition permits, 2892 & 2893, for both the Press and Herald buildings on November 26, 1968.

CollectionColl. 33-10-17, History & Special Collections Dept., 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

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