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Grand Rapids in 1856

Scene of early Grand Rapids viewed from the...

George Nelson Design, Color

George Nelson Design, Color


Nelson's design featured identical cubes that could be put together in any manner desired by the homeowner. One cube stands on stilts over the water, and a bridge leads to a cluster of cubes serving various functions of living. Each cube has a dome-like roof. This home would have been built on Lot 14.


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TitleGeorge Nelson Design, Color
FormatArchitectural rendering

Title by Cataloger. George Nelson of New York was one of many architects who designed for the Homestyle Center, a concept of Jason L. Honigman, planned for Grand Rapids in the 1950s. Nelson created many furniture design for Herman Miller of Zeeland, Michigan.

Location In PhotoGrand Rapids, MI
CollectionCollection #354, History & Special Collections Dept., 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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