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Guess Where!

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I miss "Blurry Grand Rapids." Although I can't take the awesome of the blurry from whoever operated that years ago, I figured it would be fun to at least have a "Guess Where" game. Full points awarded to the first one to guess the location, half points awarded to everyone else who follows.

This one is worth 20 points.

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I miss "Blurry Grand Rapids." Although I can't take the awesome of the blurry from whoever operated that years ago, I figured it would be fun to at least have a "Guess Where" game. Full points awarded to the first one to guess the location, half points awarded to everyone else who follows.

This one is worth 20 points.

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I miss those blurry Grand Rapids pics too! Whatever became of Jayblogger? His last blurry grand rapids blog post was back in December of 2006!

As for this pic - I've been in the building. Ledyard might be right, I'm not the best with building names! It's definitely downtown, Monroe Center though.

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Yep! It's the Ledyard.

The photo is of the original atrium in the primary Ledyard building, built in 1874 on the corner of Pearl & Ottawa. When built, it was the first office block not located along Monroe (everything around it on Ottawa and Pearl were single-family homes) and appealed to businesses due to this very atrium. Among its first tenants were the Grand Rapids Public Library, the YMCA, a business college, and more. The first floor was retail, the second and third floors were offices, and the fourth floor was apartments. The atrium spans from the second floor to the fourth floor, topped with an original skylight. This photo was taken from the top floor, now occupied by Macatawa Bank.

New one will be posted on Thursday.

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It's Thursday, so here's the next one. This will be a little more difficult, but the answer is right in front of your eyes. Twenty points for this one!

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Yep, that was the Bell Building. Do I need to start making these harder?

Here's another.

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Yep, that was the Bell Building. Do I need to start making these harder?

Here's another.

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I'll wait a few days before giving out a clue. =]

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I think you did make it harder! I'm anxious to find out what this is. Hey - you didn't give us any clues this time!

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I think it's 9-something east Fulton,. it has a WMCAT sign on it.

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Definitely WMCAT building on Sheldon. I didn't realize Jacobson's was in that building at one time. Interesting!

Joe

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I know where it is but I'm not going to say.

I'll give you a hint pr sc. You might remember this as a department store when you lived in Grand Rapids.

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Yep, it is the WMCAT / Former Jacobson's!

For this week's...

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Yep, it is the WMCAT / Former Jacobson's!

For this week's...

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It's the "Green Man" whose symbolistic meaning has now been completely lost and forgotten.

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Once again I know where this is but I'm not going to say.

Here's an obscure clue that's probably useless for everyone here except for possibly Raildudes dad

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Only one has shown any sign of knowing what it is, but he isn't talking, so I suppose it's time for some clues. This should help narrow it down some.

This face faces a street of a similar colour.

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Only one has shown any sign of knowing what it is, but he isn't talking, so I suppose it's time for some clues. This should help narrow it down some.

This face faces a street of a similar colour.

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Thanks to both of your clues, I finally narrowed it down. The building looked really familiar the first time I saw the picture, although it turns out it isn't where I thought it was (Pearl and Lyon).

So, here's my guess: 44 Ionia Avenue, SW. It looks like it's apartments now, is that correct?

Great puzzle, I've been looking on and off for a few days. :)

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Thanks to both of your clues, I finally narrowed it down. The building looked really familiar the first time I saw the picture, although it turns out it isn't where I thought it was (Pearl and Lyon).

So, here's my guess: 44 Ionia Avenue, SW. It looks like it's apartments now, is that correct?

Great puzzle, I've been looking on and off for a few days. :)

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There's also another building on North Ionia which uses the red sandstone, I think.. and I think there's a light application of it in the Waldron Building (McFadden's) as well. It's a really beautiful material, unfortunately it doesn't seem to weather very well.

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There's also another building on North Ionia which uses the red sandstone, I think.. and I think there's a light application of it in the Waldron Building (McFadden's) as well. It's a really beautiful material, unfortunately it doesn't seem to weather very well.

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