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

Belknap Construction

Artwork
Identifier:
2017.90.10
Credit:
Courtesy of The City of Grand Rapids Archives
Medium:
Photograph (Reproduction)
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 7.5 in Width: 9.5 in
Description:
Black and white image from a street looking up towards a hill with stairs. Houses on top of hill and to the right of the stairs.
Historical Context:
Construction of homes, in significant numbers, did not occur within the Belknap neighborhood until 1874. Heavy construction lasted until approximately 1888. Early residents of the Belknap Lookout neighborhood included the mayor, city attorney, school principal, superintendent, bankers, newspaper editors, physicians, musicians, furniture carvers, and factory foreman. The homes on the West side of the neighborhood tend to be larger and more expensive than those on the East side.