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Grand Rapids in 1856

Scene of early Grand Rapids viewed from the...

Coldbrook Pumping Station

Coldbrook Pumping Station


The imprint of the generator manufacturer, Allis-Chalmers, is visible at the lower left of the first generator and partially on the second. Auxiliary equipment is located on the left under three large windows and on the right against the wall. The open door in the upper center of the picture gives scale to the size of the machinery. Two street lights are placed in the middle of the generators.


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TitleColdbrook Pumping Station
FormatPhotograph 10 1/2 X 14 in.

Title by cataloger. Typed on the back of the photo; City of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Water Department, Pumping Station, Monroe Avenue at Coldbrook Street. Turbo-generator Room. Showing the turbo-generator used for Water Works power and municipal light and street lighting. Picture taken looking south. Number 4 unit in foreground. This picture taken 1927.

Location In PhotoGrand Rapids, MI
Collection#003610 (copy 1), Traffic Safety, Street Lighting Division, Community Archives and Research Center (CARC)

Reproduction and copyright information regarding this image is available from Community Archives and Research Center (CARC), Grand Rapids, MI

InstitutionCommunity Archives and Research Center (CARC)
Physical Storage LocationGrand Rapids, MI

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