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East Fulton Street Hill

East Fulton Street Hill

Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce - 1897

Four homes in the 400 block of East Fulton Street are pictured in this 1897 photograph. The home at the far left belonged to the Gorham family, the one second from the left was the Howard home, the one behind the trees was the Richard home, later replaced by the home of Charles Sligh, and the home on the far right, with the wrap-around porch, belonged to Anton Hodenpyl at the time of the photograph; it was later replaced by the Robert Irwin home.


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TitleEast Fulton Street Hill
CreatorGrand Rapids Chamber of Commerce
FormatPhotograph from Chamber of Commerce publication, Grand Rapids

Title from collection. The main bragging point of the Chamber of Commerce at the time was, Grand Rapids as the “Furniture City”, and this image was considered an excellent tool to promote the community.
Notice in this older view of the Fulton block that house #4 has a semi-circular porch that was gone by the time later photos were taken. The porches visible on houses #5 and #6 were also gone in later views and may indicate even greater structural changes or different homes altogether.

Location In PhotoGrand Rapids, MI.
CollectionColl. #46-14-102, 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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