loading background

Grand Rapids in 1856

Scene of early Grand Rapids viewed from the...

Jesiek Houseboat - 'The Ark'

Jesiek Houseboat - 'The Ark'

1908 ca

The four men in suits on the deck of the houseboat may be the four Jesiek brothers who along with the six on the roof were members of the Grand River Rat Club, a group of young men involved in boating on the river. The "Ark" has a door and window at the front and a smaller window on the side.


Full Details

TitleJesiek Houseboat - 'The Ark'
Date1908 ca

Title by cataloger. The Jesiek brothers were Adolph (called Otto), Gus, Joseph Jr., and Rudolph.

Location In PhotoGrand Rapids, MI
CollectionLois Jesiek Kayes, scrapbook #1, Joint Archives of Holland, MI.

Reproduction and copyright information regarding this image is available from the Joint Archives of Holland, 9 E. Tenth, Holland, MI.

InstitutionJoint Archives of Holland
Physical Storage LocationHolland, MI.

Like Us on Facebook
site by GRCMC