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Glance at the Past - City Hall 1888

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The birth of the old City Hall took years as city fathers hemmed and hawed over plans, costs, and location.
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A card commemorates the opening of the new Grand Rapids City Hall

A card commemorates the opening of the new Grand Rapids City Hall

The first plans for a Grand Rapids City Hall were put forward in 1854. How long before settling on a suitable and economical plan? This episode of "Glance at the Past" tells the story.

 

 

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