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.
|Title||Grand Rapids Trust|
|Current Address||77 Monroe Center NW|
|Architect||Wirt Rowland of Smith, Hinchman & Grylls Associates|
|Original Use||Bank 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