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Collection Tier:
Tier 2

Photographs
Transportation ➔ Photograph, Electric Streetcar Entering Intersection, Wealthy Street Route

Identifier:
2018.5.23
Description:
This is a black and white photograph of an electric streetcar in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The streetcar is entering a brick-paved intersection, possibly along Wealthy Street.

This Wealthy line (either #4 Wealthy-Taylor or #5 Wealthy-Scriber line) streetcar may have been built by G.C. Kuhlman Car Co. in 1907. It features six large “picture”-style windows on each side. These cars were later converted to P.A.Y.E. (pay as you enter) cars: “P.A.Y.E.” is visible, painted on the front of the car.

After the era of horsecars (1865 - 1892) and cable cars (1888 - 1891) had ended and before the era of motor buses (1932 - present) began, the city of Grand Rapids used electric streetcars (1891 - 1935) for its public transit system.
Date:
1919 – 1935
Materials:
Photographic Print
Dimensions:
8 1/8"" h 10"" w
Source:
In Memory of Nelson G. McBride
Rights:
Links:
http://www.therapidian.org/streetcars-grand-rapids
http://www.historygrandrapids.org/article/4512/the-street-railway-system-of-g
Makers/Donors
Mary Susan McBride

Grand Rapids Railway Company
Grand Rapids Street Railway Company later became the Grand Rapids Motor Coach Company.

Grand Rapids Railway Company owned and operated Ramona Park on the Western Shore of Reeds Lake in East Grand Rapids for many years.  The park was open from 1903-1954.  See Ramona Park entity for more information.  

Related Place
Grand Rapids
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