List of Famous Grand Rapids Buildings & Structures Buildings

List of Famous Grand Rapids Buildings & Structures

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List of the famous landmarks that make up the Grand Rapids skyline, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Grand Rapids architectural landmarks as well as other major buildings, dwellings, and other structures in Grand Rapids are included on this list. Information about these Grand Rapids buildings is included on this list, such as when the building first opened and what architectural style it falls under. List includes both new buildings in Grand Rapids and older historic landmarks.

This list features buildings like American Seating Company Factory Complex and Berkey and Gay Furniture Company Factory.

This list answers the question, "What are the most famous buildings in Grand Rapids?"

This is a good reference for research into the historical architecture in Grand Rapids. Famous architectural houses within the city of Grand Rapids are included as well, sometimes by address, other times listed by the name of the original home owner.



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    Grand Rapids Art Museum

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    Grand Rapids Art Museum
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    The Grand Rapids Art Museum is an art museum located in Grand Rapids, Michigan with collections ranging from Renaissance to Modern Art and special collections on 19th and 20th-century European and American art. Its holdings include notable modern art works such as Richard Diebenkorn’s 1963 Ingleside.more

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    • City/Town: Michigan, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1981
    • Created By: Kulapat Yantrasast
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    American Seating Company Factory Complex

    American Seating Company Factory Complex is a historic manufacturing plant in Grand Rapids, Michigan.more

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    • City/Town: Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1888
    • Style: Victorian architecture
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    Berkey and Gay Furniture Company Factory is a historic manufacturing plant in Grand Rapids, Michigan.more

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    • City/Town: Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1892
    • Style: Romanesque architecture, Romanesque Revival architecture
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    DeVos Place Convention Center

    DeVos Place Convention Center, erected in 2004 on the Grand River in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA, is a multi-purpose convention center. It is named for Richard DeVos, who donated $20 million towards its construction. The Convention Center features a 162,000-square-foot, column free exhibit ...more

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    • City/Town: Michigan, USA
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    Ford Fieldhouse

    The Ford Fieldhouse is multi-purpose arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA, on the campus of Grand Rapids Community College. The Fieldhouse houses a gymnasiums that seats 4,000 and a natatorium that seats 2,000. The gymnasium is now home to the Grand Rapids Community College Raiders and the Grand Rapids ...more

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    • City/Town: Michigan, USA
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    Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum

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    Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum
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    The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum is the presidential museum and resting place of Gerald Ford, the 38th President of the United States, located near the Pew Campus of Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Ford's presidential museum is the only such facility under the auspices of ...more

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    • City/Town: Michigan, USA
    • Opened: Sep 01 1981
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    Grand Rapids Cycle Company Factory

    Grand Rapids Cycle Company Factory was a historic manufacturing plant in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In 2007 the building was destroyed by fire. The site is now occupied by Grand Valley State University.more

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    • City/Town: Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1895
    • Style: Victorian architecture
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    List House

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    • City/Town: Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan, United States of America, North America
    • Opened: Jan 01 1961
    • Created By: Richard Neutra
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    Meyer May House

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    Meyer May House
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    The Meyer May House is a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed house in the Heritage Hill Historic District of Grand Rapids, Michigan, in the United States. It was built in 1908-09, and is located at 450 Madison Avenue SE. It is considered a fine example of Wright's Prairie School era, and "Michigan's Prairie ...more

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    • City/Town: Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan, United States of America, North America
    • Opened: Jan 01 1908
    • Created By: Frank Lloyd Wright
    • Style: Prairie School
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    Michigan Trust Company Building

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    • City/Town: Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
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    Monroe Avenue Water Filtration Plant

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    • City/Town: Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
    • Style: Romanesque architecture
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    President Gerald R. Ford, Jr. Boyhood Home

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    President Gerald R. Ford, Jr. Boyhood Home
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    The President Gerald R. Ford Jr. Boyhood Home is a house in Grand Rapids, Michigan that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is located at 649 Union SE in Grand Rapids. Gerald R. Ford, the thirty-eighth president of the United States lived here from the age of 8 to 17. Of all his ...more

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    • City/Town: Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
    • Style: Colonial Revival architecture
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    River House Condominiums

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    River House Condominiums
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    River House Condominiums is a residential skyscraper built on the west bank of the Grand River in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan located next to Bridgewater Place. It is the tallest building in Grand Rapids, the tallest all-residential building in Michigan, and the tallest building in the state outside ...more

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    • City/Town: Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 2008
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    Van Andel Arena
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    The Van Andel Arena is a 10,834-seat multi-purpose arena, situated in the Heartside district of Grand Rapids, Michigan. After a $75 million construction effort, the arena opened on October 8, 1996, and since has attracted over five million patrons. It is home to the popular Grand Rapids Griffins ice ...more

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    • City/Town: Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
    • Created By: Rossetti architects
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