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Grand Rapids in 1856

Scene of early Grand Rapids viewed from the...

G.E. Ellis 4% Bank

G.E. Ellis 4% Bank

1922, ca

The Italianate style Flatiron Building, housing the Ellis 4% Bank at the NW corner of Monroe and Ottawa, still stands in the city. At the far right, on Ottawa Ave., is the Young & Chaffee Furniture Store. A policeman directs traffic at the intersection where street railway tracks are visible. A horsedrawn, enclosed wagon with Otte Bros, owners of American Laundry, stands on Monroe. Cars of the time period are on Monroe and Ottawa. Signs over the corner doorway to the bank advertise the dentists, Drs. Stebbins & Jarvis. Near the left side of the photo a clock can be seen on the second story of a building.


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TitleG.E. Ellis 4% Bank
Date1922, ca
FormatPhotograph, posted 6/17/2015

George E. Ellis, a well-known Grand Rapids figure during the early part of the 20th century, was Mayor of the city from 1906 - 1916.

Location In PhotoGrand Rapids, MI
CollectionGrand Rapids Public Museum, Permanent Collection

The images were reproduced with permission from the Grand Rapids Public Museum. Photographs may not be reused without permission and must credit the "Collections of the Grand Rapids Public Museum." For rights and reproduction information contact: Grand Rapids Public Museum, Collections Department, 272 Pearl Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504: Phone 616-929-1809.

InstitutionGrand Rapids Public Museum
Physical Storage LocationGrand Rapids, MI.
Locationlocation on map

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