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Collection Tier:
Tier 2

Photographs
Transportation ➔ Photograph, Scribner Avenue

Identifier:
2018.5.28
Description:
This photograph depicts a section of Scribner Avenue between West Bridge Street and Bowery (later Douglas) Street, facing south.

Included in the picture are the facade of the new Scribner car barn (built in 1912 to replace the old one at Scriber Avenue and Turner Street), an electric streetcar (bearing an advertisement for a Ramona Park attraction), and the Hotel Scribner. An advertisement for Red Top Malt Extract suggests that this photo is dated sometime after 1921. 

The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum and US-131 now occupy the area depicted in this photograph.
Date:
1921 – 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.  

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Grand Rapids
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