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Berkey & Gay Furniture Co Plant No. 1

courtesy of Grand Rapids Public Library, History & Special Collections, GRPL Photo Collection #54

Winter Driving in John Ball Park, ca. 1932

courtesy of Grand Rapids Public Library, History & Special Collections, Postcard Collection #78

Santa Parade down Monroe Ave, Nov. 4, 1950

courtesy of Grand Rapids Public Library, History & Special Collections, Robinson Studio Collection #125

Pearl Street Bridge 1875

courtesy of Grand Rapids Public Library, History & Special Collections, George E. Fitch Collection #18

Pearl Street Bridge

courtesy of Grand Rapids Public Library, History & Special Collections, Postcard Collection #78

Brookby Estate of John W. Blodgett

photo courtesy of Jeffrey Sytsma

The Train at Herpolsheimers

courtesy of Grand Rapids Public Library, History & Special Collections, Robinson Studio Collection #125

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Fighters From the Furniture City

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Although Grand Rapids doesn’t have a ring...

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The Murder of Major General William "Bull" Nelson

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In the summer of 1862, the Union was in dire...

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TONIGHT – THU 9 FEB 7:00 PM

Brookby and the Blodgetts
by Jeff Sytsma

Who were the Blodgetts? What did they do?  What’s the story behind that palatial estate in East Grand Rapids people refer to as the Blodgett Mansion? Find the answers to these questions as we look at the person of John W. Blodgett and the home he and his wife built, which still stands today as a testament to an era of Downton Abbey, Gatsby, and the Roaring 20s.

Grand Rapids Public Library
Ryerson Auditorium, 2nd Floor

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c/o Grand Rapids Public Library

111 Library St NE FL 4
Grand Rapids MI 49503-3268

(616) 439-4747 (GRHS)

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