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Grand Rapids in 1856

Scene of early Grand Rapids viewed from the...

Streetcar Parade

Streetcar Parade


A crowd watches the parade of streetcars as they come down Monroe Ave. from the east and turn north at the corner of Pearl St. People stand on the platforms in the street normally used for boarding the cars. Large numbers of utility lines and streetcar electric lines can be seen overhead. A few cars of the era are near the left of the photo and a bicycle rider at the far right.


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TitleStreetcar Parade

Title by cataloger. The photograph was probably taken from the Pantlind Hotel at the corner of Pearl St. and Monroe Ave. The block of buildings at the right is often referred to as the Dimestore block because Woolworth's Five and Dime was at the lower corner and Kregees Dime Store (later became K-Mart) was at the upper end of the block.

Location In PhotoGrand Rapids
CollectionGRPL Photo Coll. (54) #6-5.8, Grand Rapids History & Special Collections, Archives

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, MI

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