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Waters Center

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The Waters Building is a downtown Grand Rapids landmark that occupies the entire length of the block between Pearl and Lyon Streets on Ottawa Avenue. It is home to The Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce, West Michigan Community Bank, Paul Goebel Group, Grand Rapids Bar Association and numerous other prestigious firms. It overlooks Rosa Parks Circle and the Grand Rapids Art Museum. It was constructed in 1898, as a furniture exposition building when Grand Rapids served as the nation's center for residential furniture manufacturing. In the 1950's thru the 1970's is was gradually converted to an office building. It's large lobby and central location make it a hub for downtown activity. Today, the Waters Center houses the Hilton Homewood Suites, 44 newly finished apartments, and over 30 commercial offices.

Visitor Amenities
  • Free Public Restrooms: Yes
  • Free Public Parking: No
  • Physically Accessible: Yes

2017 Entries hosted at this Venue

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Bird Menagerie

Jeannine DeLong
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Almost Real Houses

Gregory Wheeler
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Power and Beauty of Earth-Picture Rocks

Pat Miller-Coy
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You are my sunshine!

Twila Nye
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Cruising His Turf

Ronald Rapin
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"Together Always"

Robert Tucker
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Allegory of Gears

Richard Rogers
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Movement's of the Ocean

Johnny Camacho
  • Two-Dimensional
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Something's Fishy

Carol Nutter
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Pathway To The Falls

Barb Zimmerman
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The Benevolent Dragon

Sharon Vance
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After the Game 42nd and Ellis

Janet Dosenberry
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Grandfather: In life after life

Marvin Dabideen
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A Playdate. Come Paint with Friends you haven't met yet: Class Samples

West Michigan Decorative Artists
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Memories from Up North

Laila Kujala
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No Darkness At All

MaryJo Fox Fell
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Table Scraps

Chris Cavanaugh
  • Three-Dimensional
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