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This photograph, taken in 1938, shows the variety of shops, cafes, and businesses that lined the north side of West Michigan Avenue from Rose to Portage.
Kalamazoo Public Library Photograph, P-144
Today, the same stretch of West Michigan is dominated by the recently renovated Radisson Hotel and Old Burdick's Bar and Grill.
Jonathon Drobil, Western Michigan University, School of Art, 2010