Howell Area Archives Digital Archive

200 Block of West Grand River Avenue, Howell, Michigan, Downtown. after 1914

Item

HCDL-bd-howell-downtown_u.jpg

Title

200 Block of West Grand River Avenue, Howell, Michigan, Downtown. after 1914

Description

This is a photograph of downtown Howell, Michigan.   The view is looking west on Grand River Avenue at the intersection of Walnut Street. 

At 201 West Grand River Avenue, is the Schroeder-Rutka Hardware Store.  The building was built by Fred P. Schroeder about 1911; it is a brick building, 25 x 132 feet, two stories, with a basement and warehouse on the west side. 
In March 1886, Fred P. Schroeder began the hardware business at Howell, and was located in the Cardell block just across the street north.  In 1911, the business was reorganized and incorporated under the name Schroeder-Rutka Hardware Company.  Fred Schroeder was president, J.H. Rutka, vice president, and J.J. Rutka was secretary-treasurer.   The Library of Congress Sanborn Fire Map for 1911, lists from east to west on the southside of Grand River Avenue, the hardware store, a stock room, undertaker, bike shop, Wickman Wire Works, print shop and produce shop.

While the date of this photograph is unknown, in the distance is the First Presbyterian Church. The new church was built and began to be occupied in 1915.

Subject

Streetscapes

Format

image/jpeg

Type

Image

Date

1915

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Original Format

film negative

Collection

Citation

“200 Block of West Grand River Avenue, Howell, Michigan, Downtown. after 1914,” Howell Area Archives Digital Archive, accessed July 17, 2024, https://archives.howelllibrary.org/items/show/10143.
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