Current Location:
Raleigh J. Finkelstein Hall -> 4th Floor (FINK)
Location Notes:
FINK; 4th Floor; Hallway to the right of Room 443

Lookout Hill Steps

Artwork
Identifier:
2017.90.6
Credit:
Courtesy of The City of Grand Rapids Archives
Medium:
Photograph (Reproduction)
Date:
circa 1932
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 8 in Width: 10 in
Description:
Black and white image of a group of men building stairs on the side of a tall dirt hill.
Historical Context:
In this photo, the stairs for the "Belknap Lookout" are being built. The word Lookout comes from what is perhaps the neighborhood's most prominent feature, Belknap Hill, a 160 ft high bluff overlooking the downtown of the City of Grand Rapids. At one point there were over 400 steps on four staircases (Newberry Between Division Ave. and Fairview Ave., Fairbanks between Fairview Ave. and Division Ave., Bradford between Prospect Ave. and North Ave., and Gill Between Clancy Ave. and Barnett St. throughout the neighborhood.