• Archival Collection #067 - Furniture Capitol Building
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Archival Collection #067 - Furniture Capitol Building
Archival Collection #067 - Furniture Capitol Building


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Collection Tier:
Tier 2

Archival Collections ➔ Archival Collection #067 - Furniture Capitol Building

Identifier:
1993.65
Description:
Archival Collection #067 - Furniture Capitol Building consists of 75 original hand-drawn plans of the Furniture Capitol Building.  Proposed but never built, it would have included a 35-story tower, 1,000,000 square feet of floor space, an interurban station, a shopping arcade, and a furniture museum. The Furniture Capitol Building was conceived in 1926 at the height of the booming furniture industry in Grand Rapids.  The plan was abandoned in 1929 when funding collapsed with the Stock Market.

These drawings document the largest structure ever proposed for Grand Rapids downtown, which would have altered the history of the city had it been built.  It would have occupied the current Amway Grand Plaze Hotel tower site and would have dominated the cityscape.

A full listing of the contents of this collection can be found in the finding aid that is attached to the media section of this catalog entry.
Date:
late 1920s
Materials:
Paper
Dimensions:
3" h 48" w
Source:
Gift Of Owen-Ames-Kimball Company
Rights:

Makers/Donors
Hertel, Benjamin

Owen-Ames-Kimball Company
Owens-Ames-Kimball is one of the longest running and foremost construction companies in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

G. A. Hendricks