Photo from 2003-2004Architectural Survey Cards, Histories, House Highlights

421 Fountain Street NE is located in Heritage Hill. It was built in 1849. It's architectural significance is WORTHY OF MENTION. Past owners include WilliamWiddicomb jr, Central High School.


1991 Tour, 1999 Tour


Central High School'sheritage begins in 1849, making it the oldest school in Grand Rapids and the second oldest school in Michigan. In 1862, Central graduated its first class of only 13 students - - all young woman. The class of 1992 will be the 130th class graduated at Central High School. The decorative elements of the building have Gothic overtones, particularly the use of gargoyles. The school was used as a model for other schools being built around the nation. Jesse Davis, the first principle, was responsible for thedesign of Central High School.

Geographic coordinates are 42.9653°N, 85.659496°WLatitude: 42°57′55.08″N
Longitude: 85°39′34.186″W

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Original data from Heritage Hill Associaton