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

Lookout Park, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Artwork
Identifier:
2018.5.1
Artist:
Artist Unknown
Credit:
Courtesy of the Grand Rapids Public Museum
Medium:
Photograph
Date:
circa 1922
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 9 in Width: 12 in
Description:
Black and white/ sepia photograph. Image is of a bench on a hill overlooking the city below.
Historical Context:
This image is looking west from Lookout Park with the Berkey and Gay Furniture Factory in the distance. Lookout Park sits up a hilltop property that was once home to the city's old waterworks. Brothers William and Julius Berkey were among the first in the area to make the transition from sash and bind milling to furniture production. Only a few years after George W. Gay became a partner, the business was booming and a brand new 6-story factory was built, becoming a prominent structure in Grand Rapids.