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

Division Avenue Looking North

Courtesy of The City of Grand Rapids Archives
Photograph (Reproduction)
circa 1911
Artworks - Height: 7.5 in Width: 9.5 in
Black and white image of the roof tops of buildings, houses at center, more industrial images towards left.
Historical Context:
With the highest and lowest ground in Grand Rapids, the Belknap-Monroe North district boasts both picturesque views of the city and easy access to the Grand River. It also features a unique mix of homes, entertainment options, and businesses situated immediately north of the central city.Situated at the base of Belknap Hill and on the banks of the Grand River, is the Monroe North business district. Once the heart of Grand Rapids’ worldclass furniture industry, historic factories such as the monstrous Berkey and Gay building and the Brassworks building have found new life as high-end loft space, modern offices, and popular night spots such as the Cambridge House and Founder’s Brewing Company.