Martin A. Ryerson
Portrait of Martin A. Ryerson. Ryerson was a prominent businessman from Chicago who was born in Grand Rapids to Martin and Mary Ryerson (Mary was the daughter of Antoine Campau). Ryerson wanted to give back to the city in which he was born and so donated the money to build the Ryerson Library building (the Main branch building of the Grand Rapids Public Library).
Source:Grand Rapids Public Library photographs collection (Coll. 054)
- Grand Rapids History & Special Collections Department
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Grand Rapids Public Library photograph collection