Maybe it’s the voices of the first church members of 1875 whispering guidance. Maybe it’s the spirit of the historic church itself speaking. Whatever the source, Grand Rapids’ historic Third Reformed Church, 1001 Hermitage St. SE, seems to be leading the way in its own restoration process, as current owner, Carol Moore, listens — and works.
“The building tells you what to do, and it’s just kind of fun to take its lead,” said Moore, who lived just blocks from the church for over 40 years. After passing the building daily for decades, Moore saw the 19th-century church becoming dilapidated after its last use as a Latino church. Read more of the article by Julie Bonner Williams here.