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Lemon and Wheeler Company Building

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Late 1880s; 2008 rehabilitation. 27–29 Ionia Ave.
  • (Photograph by Roger Funk)

This five-story building with an angled corner bay is a characteristic example of a commercial Italianate block. The building retains its metal storefront and its prominent cornice. It originally served the Lemon and Wheeler Company, which was established as a wholesale grocery company in 1872, but today it houses office loft spaces.

Writing Credits

Kathryn Bishop Eckert


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Kathryn Bishop Eckert, "Lemon and Wheeler Company 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, 253-253.

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