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Grand Rapids in 1856

Scene of early Grand Rapids viewed from the...

Canal and Lyon Corner

Canal and Lyon Corner


A street scene of the west side of Canal St.(now Monroe) from the corner of Lyon down to Pearl St. where Sweets Hotel has become the Pantlind Hotel, identified by the sign on the roof. Early automobiles line the street, but a horse can be seen on the far right on Lyon St. and perhaps another on Canal. Telephone lines run above the street and at the far left edge a power pole holds a single wire. Trolley tracks run down Canal St. and one set turns onto Lyon. The Kent County Savings Bank, 21 Canal St., is on the corner and a Noble Photos sign is above the second floor of the bank building.


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TitleCanal and Lyon Corner

Title by cataloger. The date is determined by the style of automobile, the identification of the Pantlind Hotel, and the location of Noble Photos. In 1912 the old Pantlind Hotel was replaced with a new building.
The Kent County Saving Bank, founded in 1884, became the Kent State Bank in 1908 when it merged with the State Bank of Michigan. In 1958 Kent State bank merged with the Old National Bank to form Old Kent Bank.

Location In PhotoGrand Rapids, MI
CollectionGrand Rapids History and Special Collections, Photograph Archives

Reproduction and copyright information regarding this image is available from Grand Rapids History & Special Collections, Archives, Grand Rapids Public Library, Grand Rapids, MI

InstitutionGrand Rapids Public Library
Physical Storage LocationGrand Rapids Public Library, Main Branch

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