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Blodgett Building

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1886; 1999 rehabilitation, Cornerstone Architects. 13–15 Ionia Ave. SW

Built as an investment by Delos A. Blodgett, a western Michigan lumber baron and capitalist, the wholesale mercantile and office building is a broad, six-story, cream brick structure with round, segmental, and square-headed windows trimmed with terra-cotta and stone. It is noteworthy for its rich, exuberant detailing and for its original cast-iron storefront columns.

Writing Credits

Kathryn Bishop Eckert


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Kathryn Bishop Eckert, "Blodgett Building", [Grand Rapids, Michigan], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Michigan

Buildings of Michigan, Kathryn Bishop Eckert. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 252-252.

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