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Grand Rapids in 1856

Scene of early Grand Rapids viewed from the...

Widdicomb Furniture Co.

Widdicomb Furniture Co.


The employees of the Widdicomb Bros. & Richards Furniture Factory, the men standing and the boys seated, are gathered in front of the company buildings. The larger building at the left, probably the newest, has large doors on each of three floors to allow removal of stock. A bed headboard stands in the open one, and several bed head and footboards are loaded on a horse-drawn cart. The small building in the center, where a man stands in the doorway, has the name Widdicomb Factory Co. above the door. It was probably one of the original Widdicomb Factory buildings. The lone woman stands in front of the third building at the far right. 


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TitleWiddicomb Furniture Co.

The Widdicomb & Richards Factory was located at  62-68 Fourth St, West Side. (pre 1912 numbering)

Location In PhotoGrand Rapids MI
CollectionColl. 84-21-5, 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 

InstitutionGrand Rapids Public Library
Physical Storage LocationGrand Rapids Public Library, Main Branch

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