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Grand Rapids in 1856

Scene of early Grand Rapids viewed from the...

Summit Street House

Summit Street House

Schuyler C. Baldwin - 1879

The view looks east from Summit St., now part of Grandville Ave. The Summit Street House, just left of center, was a boarding house for a short time. To the left, at 20 Summit, is a grocery store operated by Andrew Whalen. A boardwalk runs along the edge of the unpaved street. At the horizon, just behind the tall steeple of Park Congregational Church, is the District No. 1 High School (Central High School). The steeple on the far right is that of the Westminster Presbyterian Chapel.


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TitleSummit Street House
CreatorSchuyler C. Baldwin

Title from photograph.
For an earlier view see the photograph titled "Summit Street." Summit Street was renamed Ellsworth in 1885, and became part of Grandville Ave. (from Fulton to Bartlett) in 1928.
From a collection of photographs depicting Grand Rapids around 1872, previously owned by Charles E. Belknap, author of "The Yesterdays of Grand Rapids" and longtime resident of the city.

Location In PhotoGrand Rapids, MI
CollectionThomas R. Dilley

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