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Grand Rapids in 1856

Scene of early Grand Rapids viewed from the...

Centennial Arch on Monroe Avenue

Centennial Arch on Monroe Avenue


This view looks west toward Sweet's Hotel behind the Centennial Arch. A banner stretched across the street displays a large sign for Brewer & Palmer Clothing who were located at 33 Monroe. A sign for "Dr. Hoskins Office" is at the far right, beneath his sign the awning displays "Drugs," and just under the large pocket-watch sign is Preusser Jewelers. From the length of the shadows it appears to be early morning, but a few horse-drawn wagons and carriages are seen along the sides of Monroe Ave.


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TitleCentennial Arch on Monroe Avenue

Title by Cataloger.

Location In PhotoGrand Rapids, Michigan
Collection#66, Guy Johnston Photo Collection, History & Special Coll. Dept.

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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