S. Ionia Looking North
The street scene depicts various horse-drawn vehicles on South Ionia, the wagon at the left displays 'City Delivery, Express Baggage', and the vehicle looking like a horse-drawn streetcar is the Columbian Transfer Co., Omnibus Line. At the left is the Italianate styled Grand Rapids & Indiana RR office, the Union Depot stood to the left and out of the picture, and on the far right are the offices of the Grand Rapids Engraving Co. with their vertical sign advertising 'Engraving - Book Binding - Printing.' The building sitting diagonally, at center right of the photo, still stands at the southwest corner of Louis and N. Ionia.
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