1891 Grand Rapids City Guide and Directory by Matthew J. Kolts
The 1891-1892 Grand Rapids City Guide and Directory differs from the usual city directory. It contains a fascinating collection of information in its 145 pages, and certainly some of the most interesting pages are 1-61. Each displays one section of the city's 61 sections included within the 1891 city boundaries. Also, each page shows streets, address numbers, relevant public buildings, schools, churches, street railway lines, railroad lines, and unplotted areas. The remaining 84 pages include a Church Directory, Railway Distance Table, Merchants, city ordinances, and a number of other items under Miscellaneous. All in all, an informative peek at the late 19th century Grand Rapids.