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Grand Rapids in 1856

Scene of early Grand Rapids viewed from the...

Benjamins-Spring Home

Benjamins-Spring Home

GRHC - 2007

The three-story Queen Anne home, built for Leonard Benjamins, stands at the northwest corner of Madison Ave. and Alger St. The lower part of the home is brick and the upper level is clapboard. The turret with its pointed roof topped by a weather vane is at one corner of the house. A large "S" that adorns the tall chimney which runs up the left side of the house probably stands for the Spring family, owners of the house after the Benjamins. A large front porch leads to the front door. A bird bath and sundial are on the lawn in front of the turret.


Full Details

TitleBenjamins-Spring Home
Current Address2359 Madison SE
Date Constructed1886
Original OwnerLeonard Benjamins
Original UsePrivate home
Historical DesignationMichigan Historic Site
NeighborhoodGarfield Park

The sign at the right of the photo indicates it designation as a Michigan Historic Site

CollectionGrand Rapids Historical Commission
Locationlocation on map

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