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Census block 260810013003018


This space is conditioned by several features; a major rail line defines it's southern border. The west edge is defined by a steep hill and the resulting layout of the streets. This steepness causes several streets to end abruptly. There is also a set of pedestrian steps leading up the West side of the hill as a continuation of Bradford Street after it ends at Prospect. The downtown skyline is visible from the top of the hill. The space is also the site of one of two remaining cobblestone streets in the City of Grand Rapids. This one is North Street between Cedar and Walnut.

Shape Associations

  • State of Texas
  • tommy gun (machine gun)
  • anchor
  • sword
  • half of a barn


Bodies of Water

  • Grand River
  • small wetlands along the north side of the track at the bottom of a steep hill.

Material Notes

  • smashed tv
  • mud
  • pink sled
  • gravel
  • rr track
  • weathered RR ties
  • cobblestone street

Disrupted and Dead-end Streets

  • North Avenue (three times)
  • Hopson Street
  • Shirley Street
  • Matilda Street
  • Walnut Street