Lafayette Looking Toward Newberry St.
This view looks west toward Lafayette NE and the Grand Trunk RR tracks near the center of the photo. It continues up Newberry St., which has been washed out by the flood from the burst reservoir at the top of the hill. People stand along Lafayette and the railroad tracks looking at the damage. In the lower right a few people with unbrellas observe the crowds.
|Title||Lafayette Looking Toward Newberry St.|
The reservoir burst on July 2, 1900 and 6,000,000 gallons of water created a flood thirty feet wide and ten feet deep. It demolish homes, tore up Newberry St., as well as the railraod tracks at the bottom of the hill.
|Location In Photo||Grand Rapids MI|
|Collection||Coll. #87-1-5, History & Special Collections Dept.|
Reproduction and copyright information regarding this image is available from Grand Rapids History & Special Collections, Archives, Grand Rapids Public Library, Grand Rapids, MI
|Institution||Grand Rapids Public Library|
|Physical Storage Location||Grand Rapids Public Library, Main Branch|