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Grand Rapids in 1856

Scene of early Grand Rapids viewed from the...

Lovett's Block, Corner of Canal and Pearl

Lovett's Block, Corner of Canal and Pearl

Schuyler C. Baldwin - 1876 ca.

The four-story building, plus basement, stood at the northeast corner of Canal and Pearl for decades. As can be seen by the signs, it was home to a variety of businesses from insurance, printing, and cigar manufacturing. Two horse drawn carriages stand at the edge of the boardwalk on Canal St., and a gas light is at the corner.


Full Details

TitleLovett's Block, Corner of Canal and Pearl
CreatorSchuyler C. Baldwin
Date1876 ca.

Title by cataloger.
The photograph is dated by the Houseman & Mainzer (William Houseman and Simon Mainzer) shop at 37 Pearl, which lasted a short time. John Bole, on the other hand, began his printing business at this location in 1857. 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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