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Grand Rapids in 1856

Scene of early Grand Rapids viewed from the...

Citizens Telephone Company

Citizens Telephone Company


The symmetrical architecture of the Citizens Telephone building shows a center entry with five small windows that appear to be leaded with a geometrical pattern centered over the door. Five larger window, which echo the pattern on the second floor, are flanked by a pair of windows that are topped by a semi-circular window that repeats the geometric design of the windows over the door. The main floor window on the left has a reflection of an unidentified building across the street. "Main Office" has been handwritten on the photo. What appears to be an open garage is at the lower right.


Full Details

TitleCitizens Telephone Company

Title from document. Citizens was located on Louis St. between Campau and the Grand River. They had several branch offices in the city.

Location In PhotoGrand Rapids, MI
CollectionColl. 73, 1-36-60a History & Special Collections Dept.

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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