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Kent County Court House, Elevation on the Alley

Kent County Court House, Elevation on the Alley

Sidney J. Osgood - 1888

The architect's drawing, labeled sheet #4, shows the rear entrance of the court house which is framed by an arch as are eleven windows on the second level and four of the windows in the tower. This elevation is also symmetrical, like the main entrance, which is atypical of the Richardsonian Romanesque architectural style.


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TitleKent County Court House, Elevation on the Alley
CreatorSidney J. Osgood

Title from document.
The Kent Co. Court House is an example of the Richardsonian Romanesque style of architecture popular for public buildings in the 1880s. The signatures at the bottom right are of R. B. Loomis, Chairman of the Building Commission and W. E. Avery, vice-president of the Western Construction Co.

Location In PhotoGrand Rapids, MI
CollectionCommunity Archives and Research Center

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InstitutionCommunity Archives and Research Center
Physical Storage LocationGrand Rapids, MI

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