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Grand Rapids in 1856

Scene of early Grand Rapids viewed from the...

Summit Street

Summit Street

Schuyler C. Baldwin - 1875

The view on Summit St. is an earlier view and almost the same location as the "Summit Street House" photograph. The two-story house in the center is the same; the overexposed white building to the left is where the Summit Street House will be built. The District No. 1 School is visible on the eastern horizon, but the steeple for Park Church has not been built yet. At the far right is the steeple for the Westminster Presbyterian Chapel. A boardwalk flanks the edge of the unpaved street.


Full Details

TitleSummit Street
CreatorSchuyler C. Baldwin

Title from photograph.
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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