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Grand Rapids in 1856

Scene of early Grand Rapids viewed from the...

History Grand Rapids by the Grand Rapids Historical Commission


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Brick Streets of Grand Rapids: 1891 - 1911

by GRHC

Grand Rapids has recently been repaving certain streets with brick. Here are some of the city's original brick streets. Image looking east up Cherry St. from Commerce Ave. shows new and old brick.

Street

Extent

Date

Kind of Brick

Alabama Street

Bridge St. to First St.

1901

Buckeye

Bank Street    

New England Pl. to Michigan Ave.

1910

Metropolitan

Bridge Street Bridge

 

1904

Trimble or Metropolitan

West Bridge Street

River to Stocking

1891

Hallwood

Bridge Street

Grand River to Stocking

1910

Metropolitan

Bostwick Street

Lyon Street to Park

1907

Metropolitan

Buchanan Street

Wealthy to Prescott Sts.

1908

Metropolitan

Commerce Street

Fulton St. to Wealthy Ave.

1909

Metropolitan

Cherry Alley

Commerce to Ionia Sts.

1909

Metropolitan

Campau Street

Lyon St. to Pearl St.

1898

Harris

Campau Street

Pearl to Louis Sts.

1893

Canton

Campau Street

Louis to Fulton Sts.

1899

Metropolitan

Canal Street

Michigan to Newberry

1900

Iron Rock

Canal Street

Leonard to Coldbrook

1898

Metropolitan

Canal Street

Leonard to Travis

1905

Trimble

Carrier Street

Plainfield to College Aves.

1907

Nelsonville

Cherry Street

Ionia to Ottawa Sts.

1901

Metropolitan

Cherry Street

Madison Ave. to East St.

1901

Trimble, Buckeye and Met’p’n

Cherry Street

East to Carroll

1904

Trimble or Metropolitan

N. Commerce St.

Fulton to Monroe St.

1895

Hazelwood

Crescent Ave.

Canal to Division

1904

Hocking Valley

Division Street

Monroe to Fulton Sts.

1895

Harris

Division Street

Fulton to Wealthy

1905

Metropolitan

Division Street

Wealthy to Fifth Aves.

1907

Metropolitan

Division Street

Fifth Ave. to P.M.R.R.

1908

Trimble

Division Street

P.M.R.R. to Burton Ave.

1909

Metropolitan

Ellsworth Ave.

Fulton St. to Wealthy Ave.

1903

Wooster

Ellsworth Ave. Alley

Cherry St. to Williams St.

1911

Metropolitan

Erie Street

Canal St. West

1905

Metropolitan

Fifth Avenue

Division St. to Hilton St.

1910

Metropolitan

Front Street

Allen St. to Shawmut Ave.

1894

Canton

Front Street

Bridge St. to Allen St.

1901

Metropolitan

Front Street

Shawmut Ave. to Fulton St.

1910

Metropolitan

East Fulton Street

Division St. to Jefferson Ave.

1894

Hallwood

East Fulton Street

Division St. to Commerce St

1898

Metropolitan

Fulton Alley

LaGrave St. to Jefferson Ave.

1910

Metropolitan

East Fulton Street

Commerce St. to River

1901

Harris

West Fulton Street

Jefferson to Straight Sts

1907

Metropolitan

West Fulton Street

River to Jefferson St.

1903

Trimble

Godfrey Ave.

R. R. South

1901

Nelsonville

Grandville Ave.

Bartlett to Hall Sts

1903

Hocking Valley

Ionia Street

Crescent to Michigan

1907

Metropolitan

Ionia Street

Monroe St. to Fulton St.

1907

Trimble

Ionia Street

Oakes St. to Wealthy Ave.

1894

Hallwood made at Athens

North Ionia St. Alley

City Hall Alley to Crescent Ave.

1911

Metropolitan

Island Street

Division St. to Market St.

1905

Trimble

James Street

Cherry St. to Wealthy Ave.

1911

Metropolitan

Jefferson Avenue

Fulton to Washington Sts

1895

Hallwood

Kent Street

Lyon to Crescent

1907

Metropolitan

Kent Street

Crescent Ave. to Fairbanks St.

1905

Metropolitan

Louis Street

Campau St. to Fulton St.

1895

Hallwood

Lake Avenue

Carroll Ave. to Fuller St.

1910

Metropolitan

Lake Avenue

Fuller St. to Wealthy Ave.

1897

Harris

LaGrave Street

Fulton St. to Wealthy Ave.

1907

Metropolitan

LaGrave Street Alley

Maple St. to Goodrich St.

1911

Metropolitan

East Leonard Street

Grand River to Plainfield

1909

Metropolitan

West Leonard Street

River to Fremont St.

1907

Trimble

West Leonard Street

Fremont St. to White St.

1911

Metropolitan

Lyon Street

Canal to Campau St.

1898

Metropolitan

Lyon Street

Canal to Division St.

1897

Harris

Market Street

Monroe to Fulton Sts.

1892

Hallwood

Market Street

E. Fulton St. to Wealthy Ave.

1910

Metropolitan

Monroe Street

Pearl to Division St.

1909

Bessemer

Michigan Ave.

Canal to Ottawa

1897

Harris, Buckeye & Hallwood

Michigan Ave.

Barclay to Lafayette

1897

Buckeye

Michigan Ave.

Lafayette to Grand

1908

Metropolitan

Michigan Ave.

Grand Ave. to Fuller St.

1911

Metropolitan

Newberry Street

Canal to River

1900

Canton Block

New England Place

 

1900

Buckeye

Oakes Street

Ellsworth to Ottawa Sts.

1910

Metropolitan

Oakes Street

Division St to Ionia St.

1905

Metropolitan

Orchard Hill

 

1906

Metropolitan

Ottawa Street

Michigan to Fairbanks

1899

Metropolitan

Ottawa Street

Fairbanks to Coldbrook

1898

Metropolitan

Ottawa Street

Lyon to Monroe Sts.

1903

Nelsonville & Trimble

Ottawa Street

Monroe to Louis Sts.

1907

Metropolitan

Ottawa Street

Louis to Fulton Sts.

1901

Trimble

Ottawa Street

Fulton to Island Sts.

1907

Metropolitan

Ottawa Street

Island St. to Cherry St.

1910

Metropolitan

N. Ottawa St. Alley

Michigan to Hastings St.

1911

Metropolitan

N. Ottawa St. Alley

Michigan to Crescent Aves.

1911

Metropolitan

Oakes Street

Ellsworth Ave. to Market St.

1911

Metropolitan

Pearl Street

Ionia to Ottawa

1895

Harris

Pearl Street

Ottawa to River

1891

Hallwood

Pearl Alley

Campau St. to Campau Alley

1910

Metropolitan

Plainfield Ave.

Leonard St. to Quimby St.

1910

Nelsonville

Prescott Street

Division St. to Grandville Ave

1911

Metropolitan

Scribner Street

Bridge to Webster Sts.

1905

Trimble

Shawmut Ave.

Front St. to W. Division St.

1894

Canton

State Street

 

1903

Harris

Stocking Street

 

1906

Nelsonville

Trowbridge Street

Canal St. to Ottawa St.

1906

Metropolitan

Williams Street

At  R.R.

1901

Trimble

Wealthy Ave.

Division St. to East St.

1902

Nelsonville

Wealthy Ave.

East to Eureka

1903

Harris

Wealthy Ave.

Division St. to Ionia St.

1911

Metropolitan

Wealthy Ave.

Ellsworth Ave. to Oakland Ave.

1911

Metropolitan

Wealthy Ave.

Ionia to Ellsworth

1905

Hocking Val. & Metropolitan

Wealthy Ave.

Eureka Ave. to City Limits

1909

Metropolitan

Willow Court

Barclay to Lafayette Sts.

1909

Metropolitan & Bessemer

From  Municipal Reports of the City of Grand Rapids - 1912 

Posted January 28, 2016

Transcribed by Shirley De Boer, Alex Forist, Tom Logan.



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