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Grand Rapids in 1856

Scene of early Grand Rapids viewed from the...

Madison Square

Madison Square

1910 ca

Horse-drawn carriages, wagons, and carts line the unpaved street in the business district of Madison Square, the first outlying shopping area established in the city. Two-story buildings, mostly flat-roofed, line both sides of the street. Awnings have been unfurled on stores that face the direction of the sun both to keep the interiors cool, and to prevent fading of merchandise. A large overhead sign that spans Madison Avenue reads "Welcome to the Madison Square".


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TitleMadison Square
Date1910 ca

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Location In PhotoGrand Rapids, MI
CollectionColl. 78-2.5-60, History & Special Collections Dept., Archives, Grand Rapids Public Library

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InstitutionGrand Rapids Public Library
Physical Storage LocationGrand Rapids, MI.

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