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Grand Rapids in 1856

Scene of early Grand Rapids viewed from the...

Burton Elementary & Middle School

Burton Elementary & Middle School

GRHC - 2007

The three story brick school, built in 1926, shown here during renovation in 2007. A cyclone fence across the front bears the sign: Danger, Construction area, Keep Out. At the center of the photo is the unique architectural portico with Byzantine styled arches and decorative tiles. The arches are filled with plywood to bar entry. Above the portico the sign, Burton School, is visible.


Full Details

TitleBurton Elementary & Middle School
Current Address2133 Buchanan Ave. SW
ArchitectHenry H. Turner
Date Constructed1926
Original OwnerCity of Grand Rapids
Original UsePublic school
NeighborhoodGarfield Park

Title by cataloger. For more information go to the Photo Essay, Historic Walking Tour of the Garfield Park Area, in the Neighborhoods section.

CollectionGrand Rapids Historical Commission
Locationlocation on map

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