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

Belknap Park

Artwork
Identifier:
2017.90.11
Credit:
Courtesy of The City of Grand Rapids Archives
Medium:
Photograph (Reproduction)
Date:
1974
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 7.5 in Width: 9.5 in
Description:
Black and white image of a sign titled at the top "Recreational Bond Project".
Historical Context:
The site of the city’s first reservoir (1874). Belknap Park was renamed in 1932 to honor Civil War veteran Capt. Charles Belknap. The park was further developed as part of a WPA project in the 1930s, and in the early 1960s, approximately 2 million cubic yards of earth were removed from the park and used for freeway construction through downtown. In the 1970s, Grand Rapids Project X, an earthwork sculpture created by artist Robert Morris, was cut into the hillside.