For those of us who love history, we enjoy finding old pictures of the city of Grand Rapids. It's even better when we find an old promotional video to promote the city for conventions.

This promotion film dates back to probably the 1920s. (One comment on the video guessed it would have been sometime between 1926-1928). See how many buildings and places you remember. Enjoy "Grand Rapids Gateway to the Playground of a Nation and the Furniture Capital of America"...

 

See What Grand Rapids Looked Like Almost 100 Years Ago

A look back at what the city of Grand Rapids looked like sometime in the 1920s. The pictures come from a film called "Grand Rapids Gateway to the Playground of a Nation and the Furniture Capital of America". The film was used to get businesses and organizations to have their conventions in the city of Grand Rapids, MI.

And here is what the City of Grand Rapids looks like today...

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