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Grand Rapids in 1856

Scene of early Grand Rapids viewed from the...

Ransom St. Looking North

Ransom St. Looking North

Schuyler C. Baldwin - 1870s

Taken from the tower of the High School at the SE corner of Ransom and Lyon, the view looks north down Ransom St. The first cross street, just past the large, two story house on the right, is Bronson (now Crescent). Ransom Street ends at E. Bridge St. (now Michigan). At that time the street jogged to the right and became Coit St.


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TitleRansom St. Looking North
CreatorSchuyler C. Baldwin

Title by cataloger. One of the houses in the foreground on the right was the cottage of Marinus Harting, the city's first professional artist.
From a collection of photographs depicting early Grand Rapids, previously owned by Charles E. Belknap, author of "The Yesterdays of Grand Rapids" and longtime resident of the city.

Location In PhotoGrand Rapids
CollectionThomas R. Dilley

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