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Grand Rapids in 1856

Scene of early Grand Rapids viewed from the...

Nelson, Matter & Co.

Nelson, Matter & Co.

William C. Horner - 1889

The artist's view looks toward the northeast, the buildings fronting on Lyon Street, with the Grand River in the foreground. The drying kiln has smoke coming from the chimney and lumber is stacked outside; the factory is to the right of the kiln. The warehouse and showrooms occupied the tallest building, later becoming the Pantlind Exhibition Building, which stood at the NE corner of Lyon and Campau. The building to its left, closer to the river, was demolished in June of 1931 to made way for the Civic Auditorium.


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TitleNelson, Matter & Co.
CreatorWilliam C. Horner

The image of the Nelson, Matter Co. furniture factory is from the Grand Rapids Eagle 45th Anniversary & Holiday issue, December 25, 1889.

William C. Horner was a Grand Rapids artist.

Location In PhotoGrand Rapids, MI
CollectionThomas R. Dilley
Locationlocation on map

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