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Grand Rapids in 1856

Scene of early Grand Rapids viewed from the...

First United Methodist Church

First United Methodist Church

Schuyler C. Baldwin - 1872-73

The Neogothic church, facing N. Division at the corner of Fountain, was completed in 1869. Its steeple and tall spires give height to the building. The windows have rounded arches at the top rather than pointed arches more typical of the Neogothic style, although the pediment above completes the point. There is a large window over the door with a rose window set at the top.


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TitleFirst United Methodist Church
CreatorSchuyler C. Baldwin

Title by cataloger. The Keeler Building currently stands on this site, and First United Methodist Church is now located at the NE corner of E. Fulton and Barclay. The photograph is dated by the absence of Fountain St. church, which would soon be built at Fountain and Bostwick, just east of First Methodist.
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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