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Streetcars of Grand Rapids

Published on May 3, 2011 By admin

In this short video, Grand Rapids native and amateur historian Fred Quillin discusses the world-class electric streetcar system that used to drive the city economy. In the mid-20th century the automobile industry purchased the streetcars and dismantled them. In the video Quillin makes an impassioned plea to Grand Rapids voters to reinvest in a streetcar […]

Union Station

Published on August 24, 2010 By admin

Photo: Taken by Nick Forslund. Photo: Taken from the Union Station Wikipedia entry. From afar the Gary Union Station would blend into the background. Its stylish concrete molded exterior has held up extremely well for a building that is now over 100 years old. It is a bit hard to believe from the outside that […]