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  1. I wonder if the structure was torn down to improve the visibility from 28th Street.
  2. The houses are within the boundaries of the Heritage Hill Historic District. Are they not protected?
  3. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/23/realestate/where-are-the-best-places-for-millennials-to-live-and-work.html Another 'list' post..
  4. The new airline is probably good news for people wanting to fly to Milwaukee (just my guess). The expansion is the bigger news, IMO.
  5. It was actually East Elementary (formerly East Newhall School). My sixth grade classroom was in the basement.
  6. My dad worked for the architect. I know I have a similar publication from when Woodland Mall was new buried in storage. I thought it was interesting that the MichCon building was originally powered with 100% natural gas. Wonder how long that lasted.
  7. For anyone interested in the history of the building, here's a scan of the brochure given to new tenants when the building opened. MichCon Building 1.pdf The photo on the second to last page is an interesting view of the urban renewal..
  8. Another 'take with a grain of salt' ranking. https://magazine.realtor/daily-news/2019/01/14/7-safest-most-affordable-cities-in-america
  9. Looks like La Grave Avenue.
  10. Bloomberg article sites a Federal Housing Finance Agency report that Grand Rapids had the largest gain in home prices. Bloomberg
  11. Went there multiple times when it was the nightclub. It was surreal; like Eastown Shout's brother who got in with the wrong crowd.. I remember TV8 doing a Live at 5 preview of the club before it opened, and the owner told the reporter that they had spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on lighting alone..
  12. I believe it was the Vinkemulder Building.
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