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Grand Rapids in 1856

Scene of early Grand Rapids viewed from the...

George Welsh Civic Auditorium

George Welsh Civic Auditorium

Jack Ropoleski - 1979

The northwest view of the Civic Auditorium, facing Lyon St., was taken during the construction of DeVos Performance Hall on Monroe Ave. adjacent to the Auditorium. The fencing and construction materials along Lyon St. are for the DeVos building.


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TitleGeorge Welsh Civic Auditorium
CreatorJack Ropoleski

Title from image. The Civic Auditorium, designed by local architects Robinson & Campau, was built during 1931-32, and Owens-Ames-Kimball were the contractors. The design was a combination of Renaissance and Art Deco elements. The building was renamed George Welsh Civic Auditorium in honor of City Manager George Welsh who was the main driver behind its construction during the depression.

Location In PhotoGrand Rapids, MI
CollectionJack Ropoleski

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