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Grand Rapids in 1856

Scene of early Grand Rapids viewed from the...

Paul Steketee & Sons' New Store

Paul Steketee & Sons' New Store


Different architectural styles are apparent in the four visible buildings. The largest building in the photo displays a sign at the third level that reads,"Paul Steketee & Sons New Store will be Ready Next Month." Two horses and a cart stand on the street in front of the store, some building supplies are piled on the sidewalk, and the small workman's hut is behind the cart. A scaffolding is suspended about halfway up the store on the right side. Two of the boulevard street lights installed in 1912 can be seen at the left of the photo. A portion of an automobile is visible at the far right, and utility lines run across the street.


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TitlePaul Steketee & Sons' New Store

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Location In PhotoGrand Rapids
CollectionGRPL Photo Coll., #54,Grand Rapids History & Special Collections

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

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