Rood Building

Rood Building
Rood Building.jpg
Rood Building in 2014
Location139 Pearl Street, NW, Grand Rapids, Michigan[2][a]
Coordinates42°58′00″N 85°40′18″W / 42°58′00″N 85°40′18″W / 42.9666; -85.6717
ArchitectWilliam G. Robinson
Architectural styleHigh Victorian Gothic[3]
NRHP reference #88000142[1]
Added to NRHPMarch 4, 1988

The Rood Building is a commercial building in Grand Rapids, Michigan, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was built in 1873 for Charles Conant Rood, after whom the building is named.


Rood Building circa 1904

The Rood Building was built in 1873 for attorney and investor Charles Conant Rood. It replaced a three-story building at the site, also owned by Rood, which had burned down in October 1872. It was designed by Grand Rapids architect William G. Robinson.[4] Over the years, the building's tenants have generally consisted of offices or residences and at least one restaurant.[5]

The building underwent renovations in the 1980s,[6] which included the installation of a wooden replica cornice[7] and an addition that filled in the angle of the building's original "L" shape.[8] The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places on March 4, 1988.[2]

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