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Circus Parade on Canal Street - 1876

West Bridge Street - July 4, 1876

Lovett's Block, Corner of Canal and Pearl, c 1876

Centennial Arch, West Bridge Street - 1876

Ad for Old National Bank, 1 Canal Street - 1909

First Pearl Street Bridge - 1874

Fulton Street Park

Bridge and Front street- 1920s

Centennial Arch on Monroe Ave (~33 Monroe) - 1876

Victorian trade card for Valley City Shoe Store, 10 Canal Street - c. 1890s

Herpolsheimer's and Kresge's across the street. 1930s

86-117 Monroe Ave during the Centennial Celebration - 1876

F. Vandriele & Co. decorated for U.S. Centennial - 1876

Parade of the 'Horribles' on Lyon Street - July 4, 1871

Streetcar Parade, Monroe & Pearl - 1926

View of Canal Street from about 1900-1905

Celebration parade in Campau Square - 1890s

Ad for Fox Typewriter Co. typewriting machine, No. 5 Fifth Street - 1902

Trade card for Chicago Boot and Shoe Store, 28 Canal Street - c. 1890 - Part of the Public Museum collection, http://www.grmuseum.org

53 Pearl Street - 1902

The Earle Hotel stood at 145 Michigan Street NW until it's demolition in the early 1960s during urban renewal. The hotel, on the northeast corner of Michigan Street and Monroe Avenue, was razed to make way for the former Grand Rapids Press headquarters at 155 Michigan Street NW. (Courtesy Photo | Grand Rapids Public Library).