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Trust Building

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Identification

Trust Building
Michigan Trust Company Building
123485

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Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
rigid frame
steel
brick
sandstone
terra-cotta
applied masonry
romanesque revival

Usages

commercial office

Facts

  • The Michigan Trust Company Building was built in several stages from 1891 to the 1940's. Two ten-story additions were built in 1913, and the eleventh floor was added in 1928.
  • Designed in the style of H. H. Richardson, it is considered one of the major works in Michigan of the Chicago architect Solon S. Beman.
  • The facade is characterized by a four-stage progession from the large arches at the lower levels to smaller windows at the top. Exterior materials include red sandstone, brick, and terra cotta.
  • The iron and steel structure is sheathed in fire tiles, with the floors consisting of hollow tile and concrete.
  • The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.

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Location

40 Pearl Street NW at Ottawa Street
49503
Grand Rapids
Michigan
U.S.A.

Technical Data

154.00 ft
154.00 ft
144.00 ft
11
1891
1913

Involved Companies

Features & Amenities

  • National landmark
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