So, where did the Alger Heights Neighborhood get its name?
So, I did some research and realized that it was named after Russell Alexander Alger. Russell Alexander Alger was a Governor of Michigan from 1885 to 1887 and also served Michigan as a US Senator. I have talked about Alger Heights as being a great place to raise a family in other posts and guess what!? Alger raised 12 kids there! That’s a lot of kids.
I wonder what home was his and does it still stand to this day? If anyone knows please let me know.
I love the rich history of neighborhoods in Grand Rapids. It’s great to be a part of helping people find homes in neighborhoods like Alger Heights where you know they are going to now live on the legacy of those whom made it a neighborhood.
If there are other neighborhoods you would like more information about let me know and we will do some research to let everyone know what makes your neighborhood a great place to live in Grand Rapids.
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