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Grand Rapids in 1856

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Manufacturer's Exhibition Building

Manufacturer's Exhibition Building

1908 ca.

The seven-story building is on Ionia Ave. between Pearl and Fountain Sts. The smaller building at the corner is the Michigan Telephone building.


Full Details

TitleManufacturer's Exhibition Building
Date1908 ca.
Current Address110 Ionia Ave. NW
Pre 1912 Address100 Ionia Ave. NW
ArchitectW.G. & F.S. Robinson
ContractorHauser Owen-Ames
Date Constructed1905
Original OwnerA stock company owned by exhibitors in proportion to floor space occupied.
Original UseFurniture exhibition

Manufacturer's Building, carved in stone, can still be seen above the original entrance on Division Ave. Grand Rapids Junior College acquired the building in 1965. The Division Ave. addition to the building currently houses Kendall College of Art and Design.  A newspaper article about this building, "New Manufacturer's Exhibition Building," is at the right in Related Items.

CollectionSwanlund Postcard Coll. #89, Grand Rapids History & Special Collections

Reproduction and copyright information regarding this image is available from Grand Rapids History & Special Collections, Archives, Grand Rapids Public Library, Grand Rapids MI.

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