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SELF-GUIDED AND VIRTUAL TOURS


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SELF-GUIDED AND VIRTUAL TOURS


WEST MICHIGAN MODERN PRESENTS SELF-GUIDED TOURS FOR DRIVING, WALKING OR VIRTUAL BROWSING SCROLL DOWN OR FOLLOW THE LINKS

RESTORED - RENOVATED COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS:  LINK HERE  http://wmmodern.com/selfguided-tours/#driving-tour-grand-rapids-commercial-buildings

FULTON STREET ARCHITECTURE - LATE 1800'S TO MODERN:  LINK HERE  http://grandrapidsbuildings.com/selfguided-tours/

RESTORED-RENOVATED COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS


Grand Rapids Recently Restored Commercial Buildings

RESTORED-RENOVATED COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS


Grand Rapids Recently Restored Commercial Buildings

 

Check out our Google Map self-guided tour of these buildings:  https://drive.google.com/open?id=1SscH-EMZadNXsInRxEtMvp8SYQ8&usp=sharing

Grand Rapids is an exciting place these days with new construction and renovation.  Entrepreneurs and business owners are taking a new look at the modern mid-20th century building stock.   Look around and you will see many of these buildings of the recent past coming to life again!    Here we present a sampling of our favorite buildings, and share historic images and details where available, including architect or builder, if known.  Although most of these buildings date from the mid-century modern period in Grand Rapids architectural history, we also include a few from the 1920's.   Stay tune - this collection is growing every day and we will continue to add more buildings.  To read about the individual buildings scroll down or link here  http://wmmodern.com/selfguided-drive-by-tour-information/

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FULTON STREET ARCHITECTURE: LATE 1800'S TO MODERN


FULTON STREET ARCHITECTURE: LATE 1800'S TO MODERN


FULTON STREET ARCHITECTURE - LATE 1800'S TO MODERN

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CHECK OUT THE VIRTUAL TOUR HERE:  http://grandrapidsbuildings.com/selfguided-tours/

LINK HERE FOR THE GOOGLE MAP:  https://drive.google.com/open?id=1jq2pc8VIyD-qltck7LbZQ9D3-ls&usp=sharing

Fulton Street is the East - West corridor through the center of the Grand Rapids.  The homes and buildings on this street, and on neighboring streets, have stories to tell.  They symbolize the prosperity of the lumber days, the boom of the furniture manufacturing era and the growth and current renaissance of our dynamic city. Representing Grand Rapids history,  commercial success and consistently strong design sensibility are homes and commercial buildings like the Abraham Pike House (1848), the Mathias Alten House made famous by the artist who used it as a studio, the Loraine Building (1902), the Willard Building (1930) with its stunning terra cotta trim, the modern Herpolsheimers store (1948),  the modern expressionist Temple Emanuel (1954) and the contemporary U.I.C.A. building (2011).  Grand Rapids has lost some architectural gems on Fulton Street, and we take time to share some of those as well. 

Drive this route or walk it and rediscover the beautiful homes and buildings you have passed so many times.  Note:  watch for more information and photos to be added.   There are many more buildings to share!