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Seven Buildings to See in Grand Rapids

Here is a sample of Grand Rapids wonderul historic architecture. Five buildings are within walking distance of each other, including the Art Deco Grand Rapids Trust Building, the Adams style Historic Pantlind Hotel, the Neoclassical Civic Auditorium, Italianate Flat Iron Building, and Modern City-County Buildings. Also don't miss the Frank Lloyd Wright Meyer May House in the Heritage Hill Historic District and the D.A. Blodgett Home for Chidren on Cherry Street and sample that neigborhood's trendy shops and restaurants.

  • 1.

    Grand Rapids Civic Auditorium

    Grand Rapids Civic Auditorium

    Enjoy the river view from the grand stairs. Check out the stunning art deco lobby beyond the portico.

  • 2.

    D.A. Blodgett Home for Children-ICCF Building

    D.A. Blodgett Home for Children-ICCF Building

    This beautifully restored building led the way in innovative child welfare programs when founded in 1908.

  • 3.

    Pantlind Hotel - Amway Grand Plaza Hotel

    Pantlind Hotel - Amway Grand Plaza Hotel

    Step inside the Amway Grand Plaza lobby to glimpse the past in the luxurious former Pantlind Hotel.

  • 4.

    The Flat Iron-Smith, Haughey, Rice & Roegge

    The Flat Iron-Smith, Haughey, Rice & Roegge

    Grand Rapids oldest (1860) commercial building displays whimsical sculptures in the ground floor window.

  • 5.

    City-County Administration Buildings

    City-County Administration Buildings

    Don't miss two of the city's modern architecture icons behind the bright red Calder "La Grand Vitesse."

  • 6.

    Meyer May House - Frank Lloyd Wright

    Meyer May House - Frank Lloyd Wright

    Explore Heritage Hill Historic district to tour the restored Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Meyer May House.

  • 7.

    Grand Rapids Trust Building &City Flats Lobby

    Grand Rapids Trust Building &City Flats Lobby

    The soaring 1928 Art Deco skyscraper bank is decorated with sculpture carved in the Terra Cotta exterior.

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