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Grand Rapids in 1856

Scene of early Grand Rapids viewed from the...

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Furniture Exhibition Buildings Collection

by GRHC

The Blodgett Building, built in 1889 as a multi-occupancy building. However, it soon filled up with furniture lines and so is recognized as the city's pioneer furniture exhibition building. The Pantlind Exhibition Building, the last entry of the exhibition buildings, had been part of the former Nelson, Matter Co. factory and was converted  in 1924. Consturction of the lavish Furniture Capital building was prevented by the Great Depression and disagreements with the city.

The Waters Building

The Waters Building

1912 ca

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Manufacturer's Exhibition Building

Manufacturer's Exhibition Building

1908 ca.

Architecture

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Leonard Exhibition Building

Leonard Exhibition Building

1911

Architecture

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Keeler Building

Keeler Building

1936 (ca)

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Rindge Building

Rindge Building

Architecture

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The Furniture Temple

The Furniture Temple

1920s

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