The old church at 1009 Hermitage and Diamond in Grand Rapids began as the Third Reformed Church in 1875. It was a place of worship, comfort and community for the newly arrived Dutch immigrants who came to Grand Rapids in the late 1800s and lived in the “Brikyaat“ (Brickyard) neighborhood. Although the price of aContinue reading “Article Featured on ARCHITECTURE GRAND RAPIDS”
A Grand Rapids church that’s more than 140 years old has a new owner after sitting vacant for years. Carol Moore bought the church off Diamond Avenue NE at Hermitage Street in the East Hills neighborhood in October 2017 for $100,000. Her vision for it isn’t yet fully imagined, but it will be some sortContinue reading “Wood Tv8 “Historic church to get new life as community center””
Now, thanks to Carol Moore, a veteran historic preservationist who led the effort in the 1990s to restore the Wealthy Theater, a push to revitalize the church is starting to bear fruit. She and her partner, Bill Roelofs, formed Hermitage Partners LLC, and purchased the church, located at the corner of Diamond Avenue SE andContinue reading “Restoration of Historic Church”
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