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Grand Rapids in 1856

Scene of early Grand Rapids viewed from the...

Lipczynski Pottery

Lipczynski Pottery


In the distance, on the right side of the photo, a trestle table holds various forms of pottery. Barely visible at the far right, and in the middle, is a sign advertising 'Pottery.' The taller building in the center probably houses the area where the pottery is made. One of the houses probably belongs to John and Valeria Lipczynski, owners of the pottery works. Several adults are pictured as well as many children who seem to be aware of the photographer.


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TitleLipczynski Pottery

The Lipczynski Pottery business was located at 515 East Bridge St. (Michigan St.) at the corner of East Road, (Eastern Ave.) The area was called the Brickyard (cegielnia, in Polish) because of its proximity to the huge brick-kiln installation in the area south of Michigan St., between Grand and Fuller. The Lipczynski name is found with various spellings which include Lipginski and Lipgynski. Both Valeria and Waleria, the spelling of the name in Polish, were used by Mrs. Lypgynski.

Location In PhotoGrand Rapids, MI
CollectionGrand Rapids Public Museum

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InstitutionGrand Rapids Public Museum
Physical Storage LocationGrand Rapids, MI

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