History of Grand Rapids Streetcars

By Lisa M. Rabey
Systems & Web Librarian

If you’re a budding urban planner or a historian, the following video will be of interest:

Fred Quillin, a sixth generation Grand Rapidian, presents an interesting look at the history of Grand Rapids and its public transportation using photos and films taken in and around the city from the turn of the 20th century.

If Fred’s video whets your appetite to learn more about Grand Rapids history, urban planning or civil engineering, the library has loads of materials on those very topics:



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