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Grand Rapids in 1856

Scene of early Grand Rapids viewed from the...

Prospect Hill

Prospect Hill

The handdrawn map of a portion of downtown Grand Rapids shows the former location of Prospect Hill, a clay and gravel mound (moraine) left by the glaciers. The hill, which stood approximately 70 feet above the Grand River, was part of the original landscape of Grand Rapids but had disappeared by the 1890s.


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TitleProspect Hill

The earth that was removed from Prospect Hill over a period of almost forty years was used to fill in the channels between the islands thus connecting them to the mainland on the east bank.

Location In PhotoGrand Rapids, MI
CollectionColl. #059, History & Special Collections Dept., Archives, Grand Rapids Public Library

Reproduction and copyright information regarding this image is available from Grand Rapids History & Special Collections, Archives, Grand Rapids Public Library, Grand Rapids, MI

InstitutionGrand Rapids Public Library
Physical Storage LocationGrand Rapids, MI

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