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Grand Rapids in 1856

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Kent County Court House, Crescent Ave. Elevation

Kent County Court House, Crescent Ave. Elevation

Sidney J. Osgood - 1888

The architect's drawing, labeled sheet #1, depicts the main entrance of the court house. The double entrance is framed by six round-topped arches. Arches also top the four sets of windows on the second floor, and four arched windows are located in the tower. The facade of the building is symmetrical which is not typical of the Richardsonian Romanesque style.


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TitleKent County Court House, Crescent Ave. Elevation
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.
The document is soiled, more than the other three elevations, as it was the first sheet and would have received more wear.

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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