Furniture Industry

Registered Site S0132

Furniture Industry

The first cabinet maker in Grand Rapids was William Haldane, who in 1837 set up a shop in his home at the corner of Pearl and Ottawa Sts. During the ensuing decades Grand Rapids attracted increasing numbers of furniture craftsmen. Under able business management Grand Rapids had developed into the furniture capital of America by the 1880's. Buyers the world over come for the furniture markets, first held in 1878. Grand Rapids today ranks among the leaders of the industry in quality, style and design.
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Marker Relocated

Previously located at 133 Washington Street SE
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Erected 1958

Location: Van Andel Museum Center, 272 Pearl Street NW
Grand Rapids, Kent County

Lumber Industry

Latitude: 42.9657619, Longitude: -85.6772714

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