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Grand Rapids in 1856

Scene of early Grand Rapids viewed from the...

Grand Rapids National City Bank

Grand Rapids National City Bank


This view looks east up both Monroe Ave. on the right and Pearl St. on the left with the bank building in the center. Streetcars and automobiles are on both streets. Signs identifying prominent businesses of the time are visible, i.e. Herpolsheimers on the right in the distance with Steketees across the street and Housemans near the bank on the left side of Monroe Ave; the Powers Theater across Pearl St. from the bank at the lower left of the photo and the Michigan Trust Building is farther east on Pearl St. The Grand Rapids Press building is located at the upper end of Monroe Ave. The Westminster Presbyterian Church steeple is visible behind the Press building.


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TitleGrand Rapids National City Bank

Title by cataloger. Photograph probably taken from an upper floor of the Pantlind Hotel at the corner of Monroe Ave. and Pearl St.

Location In PhotoGrand Rapids
CollectionGRPL Photo Coll. (54) #6-5.13, 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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