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Grand Rapids in 1856

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Park Congregational Church and the View South

Park Congregational Church and the View South

Schuyler C. Baldwin - 1880 ca.

The camera looks directly south from the tower of the High School (the bottom of the photograph includes a portion of the ledge). First Congregational Church (now Park Congragational), is at the right, across from the park. Directly below, running behind the church is Ransom St., which ends at E. Fulton St. The large Italianate home in the lower right corner, at the SW corner of Ransom and Fountain, was the home, in 1872, of Elias Matter of the Nelson, Matter Furniture Co. The street at the top left, running into the distance is Jefferson.


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TitlePark Congregational Church and the View South
CreatorSchuyler C. Baldwin
Date1880 ca.

Title by cataloger.
The back of the photograph, originally in the collection of Charles E. Belknap, indicates the image was taken from the tower of the High School, which was located in the block bounded by Ransom, Lyon, and Barclay streets. This photograph was taken earlier than "Churches, Park Congregational and Fountain St. Baptist" because the large home of Darwin D. Cody, built 1880-1881, does not appear in this photograph.

Location In PhotoGrand Rapids MI
CollectionThomas R. Dilley

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