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Grand Rapids in 1856

Scene of early Grand Rapids viewed from the...

Grand Rapids Trust

Grand Rapids Trust

Tom Logan - 2010

The twelve-story, Art Deco building, located on the SW corner of Monroe Cts. and Ionia, was most commonly known as the Michigan National Bank Building.


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TitleGrand Rapids Trust
CreatorTom Logan
Current Address77 Monroe Center NW
ArchitectWirt Rowland of Smith, Hinchman & Grylls Associates
Date Constructed1926
Original UseBank and commercial space

The facade of the building was adorned with reliefs, carved by Corrado Parducci, illustrating the early history of Grand Rapids. They included images of Native Americans, tomahawks, canoes, pine trees, and native animals. On the corner of the building Parducci carved a standing figure of a Native American and above him a lion clutching a shield. Flanking the doorway were corbel figures holding coins. Source, Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums.

 Photograph Posted, March 25, 2014

CollectionTom Logan
Locationlocation on map

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