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  • Earliest photograph of business district, 1852
  • River Street (a lost street) along Kalamazoo River
  • Early B.C. street scene
  • Traffic at "Bank Corners" on a chilly day
  • Snow shovelers, downtown B.C., February 1912
  • Unidentified street scene
  • Early street scene, downtown
  • Downtown B.C., early years (postcard)
  • Downtown B.C., early years (postcard)
  • Downtown street scene, Battle Creek
  • Business district showing Clark's Draperies
  • Business district 
  • Business district, circa 1890
  • Business district, east end, circa 1987
  • Business district, east end, circa 1987
  • Business district, east end, circa 1987
  • Business district, east end, circa 1987
  • Business district, east end, circa 1987
  • Business district, east end, circa 1987
  • Business district, east end, circa 1987
  • Business district, east end, circa 1987
  • Business district, east end, circa 1987
  • Business district, east end, circa 1987
  • Business district, east end, circa 1987
  • Business district, east end, circa 1987
  • Business district, east end, circa 1987
  • Business district, east end, May 1986
  • Business district, circa 1910, from Ward Building
  • City maintenance sprinklers, used for cleaning city streets in early days
  • City maintenance sprinklers, used for cleaning city streets in early days
  • Lakeview business district
  • Verona business district, Emmett Street
  • Village "Center", surveyed in 1835
  • Business district, swamp area
  • Birdseye view of B.C. publishing 1931 by Central National Bank
  • Bird's eye view of city of Battle Creek, 1895
  • Bird's eye view of city of Battle Creek, 1931
  • Various street views in B.C., 1895
  • Parking lot built over the B.C. River, 1936
  • B.C. Street Department grading

  • INDIVIDUAL STREETS

  • Angel Street
  • View from site of first Barney Tavern, Barney Street 1935
  • South side of Bartlett's Commons
  • Bartlett Commons and Bartlett Street
  • East Burnham Street causeway, across the Kalamazoo River
  • East Burnham Street causeway, across the Kalamazoo River
  • Capital Avenue, Northeast north from Michigan Avenue, 1868
  • Calhoun Street shopping district
  • Capital Avenue, Southwest at Grand Trunk tracks
  • Capital Avenue, Southwest at Grand Trunk tracks
  • Capital Avenue, Southwest, industrial beginnings
  • Business district, Capital Avenue
  • Business district, Capital Avenue from Jackson Street
  • Business district, Capital Avenue, north from Union Steam Pump Company
  • Business district, Capital Avenue Southwest near Hamblin Avenue
  • Capital Avenue Southwest at West Fountain Street
  • Capital Avenue, Southwest at Hamblin
  • Business district, Capital Avenue Northeast
  • Business district, Capital Avenue Northeast
  • Looking north on "Bank Corners", Capital Avenue, Northeast

  • First "gasless"sunday, September 1, 1918, at Capital Avenue and Michigan Avenue
  • Reclaimed swamp at Carlyle and Main Streets
  • Storm damage on Cleveland Street 1917
  • Business district, Division Street at East State Street 
  • Verona's business corner, Emmett and Maple
  • Fountain street  west from Division Street tall stacks are Michigan Carton
  • Fountain Street at B.C. Gas Plant and Michigan Carton Company
  • East Grand Circle at Glen
  • Grand Trunk Avenue west of Kendall
  • Grand Trunk Avenue west of Kendall
  • Grand Trunk Avenue east from Angell Street
  • Street east toward Grand Trunk crossing
  • Site of first house on Green Street
  • Business district, Green Street at Main Street
  • Home sites on Green Street, between Charlton and East Michigan
  • Hamilton at North Avenue, July 1949
  • Older homes on Harvard and Calhoun Streets
  • Corner of Jackson Street and Capital Avenue Southwest, 1938
  • Business district, East Jackson and River Streets, 1935
  • Jackson Street west from Division Street, circa 1949
  • Jackson Street at McCamly Street September 1987
  • Jackson Street west from Division Street
  • Downtown, corner of Jackson Street and Capital Avenue, April 3, 1938
  • Jackson Street at Capital Avenue, Southwest
  • Jackson Street at Capital Avenue, Southwest
  • Jackson Street at Capital Avenue, Southwest
  • The "Haymarket" on Jackson Street
  • Business district, Southeast corner of Jackson and Madison Streets
  • Business district, East Jackson Street opposite No.1 Fire Station
  • Glacial cut-off channel, East Jackson Street
  • West Jackson Street, residential district
  • West Jackson Street near Carlyle Street
  • Site of Barnes Wagon Shop and Michigan Poultry Breeder, Jackson and Jefferson Streets
  • Shops along Jackson Street
  • South Jefferson Street, 1895
  • North Jefferson Avenue in 1908 (postcard)
  • East Jackson Street, old residential district
  • Business district, West Jackson Street, No. 1 Fire Station
  • West Jackson Street, swamp area
  • Jefferson Avenue, North (1938 postcard)
  • Karl Avenue (later Carl), circa July 1949
  • Karl Avenue (later Carl), circa July 1949
  • Kirby Road
  • Indian trail, first house, Locust Street
  • Corner Madison and East Main Streets
  • Business district, Madison Street south from Jackson Street
  • Main Street on a "gasless Sunday", during WW I, Sept. 8, 1918 (no cars visible)
  • East Main Street, Soldiers and Sailors Convention, August 1884
  • Main Street
  • North side of East Main Street at Jefferson, circa 1890
  • Looking east from corner of West Main (Michigan Avenue) and McCamly (date unknown)
  • Main Street, circa1925
  • East Main Street showing Eccles Furniture Company (postcard)
  • Main Street as it appeared in early years of city's growth
  • Business district, Main and Hall Streets
  • Narrow driveway, East Main and Yuba Streets, owned by Henry Willis
  • Looking east on West Main (later Michigan), showing Bertwistle's Cleaners, 214 West Main
  • Main Street from Monument Square, summer 1919 (later Michigan Avenue)
  • Main Street looking west from Halladay House, 1880 (later Michigan Avenue)
  • West Main Street early 1870's
  • West Main Street early 1870's
  • Finley Block, Main and Jefferson Streets
  • West Main Street, site of early settlements
  • Paving Main Street, 1934 (later Michigan Avenue)
  • Southwest "bank corner", Main and Jefferson Streets
  • Main Street, September 11, 1918, gasless day (no cars visible)
  • South side of West Main Street, 1935
  • South side of West Main Street, 1935
  • South side of West Main Street, 1935
  • North side of West Main Street, 1935
  • South side of West Main Street, 1935
  • South side of West Main Street, 1935
  • South side of West Main Street, 1935
  • North side of West Main Street, 1935
  • North side of West Main Street, 1935
  • North side of West Main Street, 1935
  • South side of West Main Street, 1935
  • View of Main Street from site of Sands McCamly home, 1935
  • West Main Street with new lighting system
  • New pavement, lighting system, Main Street, 1934
  • Business district, Maple Street and Michigan Avenue
  • Main Street east from the Methodist Church
  • How West Main Street once looked
  • McCamly and State Street, March 1930 (stores identified on photo
  • North McCamly Street, July 1985
  • Construction scene from McCamly Street Spring 1987
  • Road repair being done, McCamly Street bridge, July 1985
  • McCamly Street at Jackson Street, September 1987
  • McCamly Street parking lot, circa 1930's
  • Business district, South McCamly between Jackson and Michigan Avenues

  • West Michigan Avenue at McCamly Street 1858
  • West Michigan Avenue at McCamly Street 1919
  • Business District, North McCamly between Van Buren and Michigan Avenue
  • Michigan Avenue looking west from Monument Square (postcard)
  • West Michigan Avenue; tower on left is Security National Bank
  • Looking west on West Michigan Avenue circa 1930
  • Looking west on East Michigan Avenue, circa 1933
  • Business district, East Michigan Avenue west from Division Street
  • Michigan Avenue looking west (postcard)
  • East Michigan Avenue west from Division Street 1872
  • East Michigan Avenue west from Division Street 1919
  • East Michigan Avenue, September 1987
  • Business district, East Michigan Avenue at Monroe
  • Street scene (possibly Michigan Avenue
  • Business district, West Michigan Avenue
  • Business district, West Michigan Avenue
  • Business district, West Michigan Avenue
  • East Main Street looking west, 1926 (later East Michigan Avenue)
  • Corner Capital Avenue Northeast and East Michigan Avenue
  • West Michigan Avenue, 1917
  • Business district, East Michigan Avenue west from Monument Square
  • Downtown Battle Creek, West Michigan Avenue
  • Bank Corners, Capital Avenue Southwest at Michigan Avenue 
  • Downtown Battle Creek, West Michigan Avenue
  • Downtown Battle Creek, West Michigan Avenue (detail)
  • Downtown Battle Creek, West Michigan Avenue from Capital Avenue circa 1930
  • Business district, West Michigan Avenue
  • Business district, West Michigan Avenue
  • Business district, East Michigan Avenue
  • Business district, West Michigan Aveneue
  • Business district, 2 West Michigan at Capital Avenue, Northeast
  • Business district, West Michigan Avenue
  • Business district, East Michigan Avenue
  • Business district, East Michigan Avenue
  • Business district, West Michigan Avenue
  • Business district, West Michigan Avenue at Cass Street
  • East Michigan Avenue at Porter Street
  • Business district, Michigan Avenue, 1862
  • East Michigan Avenue, looking west, circa 1872
  • West Michigan Avenue over the Battle Creek River
  • West Michigan Avenue near Carlyle Street
  • Business district, North McCamly and Michigan Avenue
  • East Michigan Avenue to Monument Square
  • East Michigan Avenue between Charlton and Pittee Streets
  • East Michigan Avenue at Elm Street
  • Business district, East Michigan Avenue1905
  • Along West Michigan Avenue in early days
  • Along West Michigan Avenue in early days
  • Along West Michigan Avenue in early days
  • Night photo of Michigan Mall, Christmas 1976
  • Night photo of Michigan Mall, Christmas 1976
  • Night photo of Michigan Mall, Christmas 1976
  • Michigan Mall (Michigan Avenue), circa1970's
  • Michigan Mall, downtown B.C.
  • Michigan Mall, downtown B.C.
  • Michigan Mall, downtown B.C.
  • Michigan Mall, downtown B.C.
  • Michigan Mall, downtown B.C.
  • Michigan Mall, downtown Battle Creek
  • Aerial view of Michigan Mall, downtown Battle Creek
  • Aerial view of Michigan Mall, downtown Battle Creek
  • Mini Mall on Michigan Mall, downtown Battle Creek
  • J.C. Penney store on Michigan Mall, downtown Battle Creek
  • Aerial view of Michigan Mall, downtown Battle Creek
  • Monroe Street at East Michigan Avenue
  • Monument Square, 1882
  • Building Parkway Drive, 1949
  • Pleasantview and East Avenue
  • Tearing down Point Place, 1936
  • Street car "barns" on River Street
  • River Streets ("Goguac Road")
  • River Street (a lost street) along Kalamazoo River
  • Car barns on River Street 1937
  • View of old River Street (later Sunnyside)
  • Shellenberger Street being excavated, July 1949
  • Spaulding Avenue July 1949
  • Mill sites, East State Street
  • Indian trail, East State Street
  • Business district, West State Street
  • Indian trail, East State Street
  • Business district, East State Street, site of first school
  • State Street near Locust Street, near police station
  • Business district, East State Street
  • Business district, State Street and Capital Avenue, Northeast
  • Business district, East State Street, site of first school
  • Early State Street business district
  • Indian trail, East State Street 
  • Glacial channel, State Street
  • West State Street, 1900
  • Business district, With State Street near McCamly Street
  • Business district, West State Street at Capital Avenue, Northeast
  • Business district, West State Street at Capital Avenue, Northeast
  • Business district, West State Street
  • Business district, West State Street
  • Territorial Road route
  • View of New Territorial Highway, September 1936
  • View of New Territorial Highway, September 1936
  • View of New Territorial Highway, September 1936
  • View of New Territorial Highway, September 1936
  • Old Territorial Road
  • Territorial Road from Riverside Drive west to Grand Boulevard
  • Territorial Road east from "Chief's Knoll"
  • Indian trail; first Territorial Road
  • Territorial Road first Kalamazoo River crossing
  • Territorial Road crossing Kistler farm
  • Territorial Road crossing Harper Creek
  • Territorial Road crossing Beadle Lake
  • South Union Street
  • Business district, west end (North Washington Avenue at West Van Buren Street)
  • Van Buren Street looking east, circa 1895
  • Van Buren Street, west of Tompkins Street, 1949
  • East Van Buren from Washington Street intersection, August 1949
  • Van Buren and McCamly Streets at night, August 1949
  • Van Buren Street at Capital Avenue, Northeast
  • Residential district, West Van Buren and Thompkins
  • Residential district, Van Buren Street
  • Washington Avenue north from Champion Street, September, 1971
  • View from old Sanitarium Building onto Washington Street
  • Business district, North Washington Avenue
  • Business district, Washington and Champion Streets
  • OUTSIDE BATTLE CREEK
     

  • Street scene in Post, Texas, established 1907 by C. W. Post (postcard)
  • Typical country road, Calhoun County in spring
  • Typical country road, Calhoun County in winter
  • Typical country road, Calhoun County, in autumn
  • Typical country road, Calhoun County, in summer
  • Wilbur property, October 1949
  • Wilbur property, October 1949
  • Unidentified street under construction
  • Construction scene, July 1985
  • Fallen tree (Street Department)
  • Country scene (Street Department)
  • Possibly building new road (Street Department)
  • Charlotte Street, Union City (postcard)
  • East Main Street, Kalamazoo (postcard)
  • Business district, Kalamazoo, 1870-1873 (postcard)
  • Upton Avenue Reed City, Registration Day, 1917 (postcard)
  • Street scene, possibly Detroit (postcard)
  • State Street, Marshall (postcard) 
  • Demolition of buildings for Kellogg Foundation building August 1989
  • Grading at Spring Lake
  • Bedford village, Main Street