Photo from 2003-2004Architectural Survey Cards, Histories, House Highlights

506 Paris Avenue SE is located in Heritage Hill. It was built in 1906. It's architectural significance is WORTHY OF MENTION. Past owners include Kinsey, Elmer L..


Kinsey House


In 1906, Elmer L. Kinsey, the proprietor of the E. L. Kinsey Shirt Factory, built thisgracious home. From 1912 until 1919, Axel P. Johnson, publisher of the "Grand Rapids News" resided at this address. Mr. Johnson came to Grand Rapids in 1912, bringing Mr. William j. Elton with him as an associate. Both men had metropolitan newspaper experience, but the "News" remained an ailing institution. It was absorbed by the "Grand Rapids Press" in 1922. This well maintained home derives its influence from the Georgian style with a basically symmetrical fa�ade. The columns are of Doric proportions withIonic fluting. The rooflines are highlighted by the addition of graceful bracketing and the whole aspect of the house is enhanced by thoughtful paint treatment.

Geographic coordinates are 42.953714°N, 85.655408°WLatitude: 42°57′13.37″N
Longitude: 85°39′19.469″W

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Original data from Heritage Hill Associaton