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Photo 001891 Copy.jpg
This photo is of the construction of the Civic Auditorium in 1932. The constructing of this building was a WPA program and it was later renamed after the George Welsh Civic Auditorium after the Mayor who pushed for the project. The address now is…

Monroe NW, 245 - circa 1942 (1) Copy.jpg
This is an Assessor's Appraisal file for 245 Monroe NW. The property is of the Grand Center and the historic Civic Auditorium building.

Photo 001890 Copy.jpg
This photograph shows the construction of the Civic Auditorium. In the foreground the Grand River and the Interurban bridge can be seen.

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This photograph shows the groundbreaking of the Civic Auditorium in 1931. City Manager George Welsh and Mayor John D. Karel are present. The Grand Rapids City Commission is most likely present at the Ground Breaking as well.

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This is an easterly view of the Civic Auditorium/Welsh Auditorium along the Grand River. The Richard Gillett Bridge is on the left while the Pearl Street bridge is on the right. The Pantlind Hotel and McKay Tower are visible.
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