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List of Famous Grand Rapids Buildings & Structures

Updated June 8, 2017 5.3k views14 items
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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

    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. The museum has in its collection 5,000 works of art, including over 3,500 prints, drawings and photographs....  more
    • City/Town: Michigan, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1981
    • Architect: Kulapat Yantrasast
    • Architecture Firm: Munkenbeck+Marshall Architects
    • 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
    • City/Town: Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1888
    • Style: Victorian architecture
  • Berkey and Gay Furniture Company Factory is a historic manufacturing plant in Grand Rapids, Michigan....  more
    • 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 hall, 40,000-square-foot ballroom and 26 individual meeting rooms. Twelve spacious loading docks, allow for easy access into the exhibit hall. The convention center is owned by the Grand Rapids-Kent County Convention/Arena Authority and managed by SMG. DeVos Place is part of a vibrant downtown entertainment district featuring over 50 dining establishments, nightclubs, four museums and the 12,000...  more
    • City/Town: Michigan, USA