What's become of our 'Welcome to Grand Rapids' signs? They use to be so colorful.

Our trip back down memory lane this week includes these old greeting signs that used to welcome visitors in 1973. There's a lot going on in these. A Calder statue, blue and red letters. We need to bring these back! Now they're just green and bland.

And , as a bonus, here's some shots of Downtown in the 1950s, all courtesy of the Grand Rapids City Archives Instagram page.