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Grand Rapids in 1856

Scene of early Grand Rapids viewed from the...

Street Railway Company's East Street Station

Street Railway Company's East Street Station


The station, located on East Street, now Eastern Avenue, provided a covered porch for its waiting passengers. Two horse-drawn steetcars are depicted in the foreground and one at the far left is leaving the station. A sign on the shed-type building next to the waiting platform reads "Entrance" indicating that the cars pull under the shed for passengers to board the cars. A water tank stands at the right of the picture. 

In the lower right corner is the name of the artist, Miss Maud W. Northrop, an artist listed in the 1889 Grand Rapids city directory.


Full Details

TitleStreet Railway Company's East Street Station
Formatetching: posted April 17, 2014

The East Street (Eastern Ave.) the station was located between Fairmount and Cherry, on the east side of East St. at the corner of Fairmount. It was opened in 1888 and closed ca. 1891 when the railway system was electrified. 



Location In PhotoGrand Rapids, MI
CollectionThomas R. Dilley
Locationlocation on map

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