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Grand Rapids in 1856

Scene of early Grand Rapids viewed from the...

Calder St. and Oakes

Calder St. and Oakes

Schuyler C. Baldwin - 1879

This view looks east up Oakes St., probably from Calder (now Ottawa). Boardwalks run along Justice and all the way up Oakes on both sides. The building at the right front, surrounded by a rail fence, has restaurant and saloon signs in front, and several young trees have been planted in front. Railway cars are on the tracks beside the Union Depot, which is at the corner of Oakes and Ionia, about one third from the top on the left. A building on S. Division stands at the intersection of Oakes, where the street jogs to the right.


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TitleCalder St. and Oakes
CreatorSchuyler C. Baldwin

Title by cataloger.
If the street is Calder (Ottawa), then the next cross street, just beyond the rail fence on the left, would be Almy, and the Union Depot is on Ionia.
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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