The Architecture of Production: Grand Rapids' 19th Century Furniture Factories INT 100/201 APPROVED!

Friday, January 29, 2021
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Alumni, Community, Faculty, Staff, Students

"The Architecture of Production: Grand Rapids' 19th Century Furniture Factories" webinar with Matthew Daley on Friday, Jan. 29 at 10am.

Friday, January 29 from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. EST

Throughout Grand Rapids stand reminders of the city’s past as “Furniture City, U.S.A.”  Former factory buildings line Monroe, Seward, and Godfrey Avenues serving as useful local landmarks in all four quadrants. These facilities provide a key part of the community’s architectural heritage, as much as part as any historic district’s grand houses. Join Matthew L. Daley to learn more about the architectural features, neighborhoods, and lives of workers in Grand Rapids’ furniture factories during the nineteenth century. He is a Professor of History at Grand Valley State University. His teaching and research focus on American cities, Michigan, Great Lakes, and industrial archaeology.

This webinar is part of our Grand Rapids Time Traveler Series.

This webinar will be held via Zoom, and anyone interested is welcome to join. 

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