Welcome to Architecture Grand Rapids where you will find guided architectural tours, stories about homes and buildings, interesting neighborhoods, classic and modern architectural styles, and a growing list of architects and contractors who created the built environment in Greater Grand Rapids and neighboring cities between 1850-1980.
Details: Sometimes called the Peacock Building, the 1930's Willard Building is a one-story building that incorporates an elaborate peacock motif in its distinctive multi-colored terra cotta trim. This low-slung building wraps around the corner of Fulton and Jefferson and is home to a variety of venues where you can get coffee, have a meal home, or see a play. The building was constructed by Owens, Ames, Kimball, a historic contracting firm known for building many of the major Grand Rapids structures. It was added to the National Register of Historic Buildings in 2013.