Seven Historic Grand Rapids Buildings to See
Check out our Architecture Grand Rapids Tour on the Vamonde Travel Site.
Nine Fulton Street Buildings
See our newest Fulton Street Architectural Tour on the Vamonde Travel Site where the motto is “travel like a local.”
OTTO STARK HOUSE
This Grand Rapids modern house was designed by Chicago Architect Otto Stark.
NEW OLD THIRD REFORMED CHURCH
Third Reformed Church is getting a new facade and a new life as a community arts center.
Crescent Street Floral
Coming Soon! The story of the 1940 Crescent Street Floral Shop, one of Grand Rapids favorite moderne buildings now Maxam Architecture.
GRAND RAPIDS CIVIC AUDITORIUM
All that remains of the glorious Grand Rapids Civic Auditorium is the impressive facade and art deco lobby.
Cherry Street Virtual Tour
THE RICH LAYERS OF 100 YARS OF HISTORY ARE SHOWN THROUGH THE BUILDINGS SHARED ON THE VIRTUAL CHERRY STREET TOUR.
OTTAWA AND LYON STREET TOUR
Check out the City-County Administration Building, Calder, Michigan Consolidated Gas Building and much more on this virtual tour.
DESIGNED BY LOUISE GILLEO
Louise Gilleo designed homes in Grand Rapids in the 1920’s when woman architects were rare.
RESTORED MODERN BUILDINGS
MODERN COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS RESTORED. Cull Group Building photo by Cathy Seaver, Cull Group, Inc.
NEW! THE FURNITURE EXHIBITION BUILDINGS
The Furniture Exhibition Buildings provided display space for the growing Grand Rapids Furniture Market.
Architect David Post designed this stylish modern home in a popular suburban neighborhood.
OTTAWA HILLS NEIGHBORHOOD
The first houses in the historic Ottawa Hills neighborhood were constructed in 1922 on a former golf course.
OSGOOD & OSGOOD STORY
SIDNEY J. OSGOOD WAS ONE OF THE EARLIEST GRAND RAPIDS ARCHITECTS. Read about the work of Osgood & Osgood.
Beautiful Temple Emanuel was designed by modern expressionist architect Erich Mendelsohn.
READ ABOUT ALEXANDER MCCOLL HOUSES
The Many Styles of the Popular Architect Alexander McColl
NEW! ALEXANDER MCCOLL MODERN
The 1956 Alexander McColl-designed house is a rare example of the architect’s ranch style homes.
MATHIAS ALTEN HOME AND STUDIO
Artist Mathias Alten lived and worked in this beautifully maintained home still owned by the family.
GRAND RAPIDS PARK-SCHOOLS
Grand Rapids Innovative Park-Schools were part of a building program that began in the 1950’s and resulted in iconic mid-century buildings..
ROZEMA HOUSE IN OTTAWA HILLS
This lovely English style home is found in the historic Ottawa Hills Neighborhood
NEW! MID-CENTURY ARCHITECT E. JOHN KNAPP LIVED TO AGE 101
About E John Knapp AIA, 1916-2017, mid-century modern architect who lived to be 101.
The book shares the life and work of architect Wirt Rowland who designed the Grand Rapids Trust Building on Monroe Center
HENRY H. TURNER AND THE SCHOOLS
Henry H. Turner was the Grand Rapids school architect during a great school building boom in the early 1900’s
The Flat Iron Building is one of many Monroe Center buildings to see on this virtual downtown Grand Rapids tour.
FULTON STREET TOUR
FULTON STREET ENCOMPASSES NEARLY 200 YEARS OF GRAND RAPIDS ARCHITECTURE
VER SHURE - SCOTT HOUSE
Beth and John Scott fell in love with this west side modern, one of the only known homes designed by Daverman company architect Harris A. VerSchure who’s career was cut short by a devastating plane crash.
MODERN HOMES IN WEST MICHIGAN
The stunning Katydid House by noted Kalamazoo architect Norman Carver is just one of the iconic modern homes on the Architecture Grand Rapids WM Modern website.