During a previous tour of some of the downtown Grand Rapids, MI condominium developments, we drove by the Voigt House, a historic Victorian Museum. It was a cold, blustery winter day…a marked contrast from the emerging burst of spring flowers which are popping up today.
This unique 19th century home was the residence of the Voigt family for 76 years until 1907. It has been preserved with the original furnishings and personal belongings of the family…a fascinating inside view of what life was like in the Victorian era in Grand Rapids.
You might enjoy a tour or the Museum which is open every Tuesday between 11:00 a.m. ~ 3 p.m. and every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month. It is also available for special occasions such as wedding ceremonies and special dinners. On the day that we dropped by, they were preparing for a special fund raising dinner.
The Voigt House is located in a larger historic community in Grand Rapids, Mi known as the Heritage Hill neighborhood.
Heritage Hill comprises of approximately 1300 properties adjacent to the downtown Grand Rapids area. The houses date from 1848 and represent over 60 different types of architectural designs. It was this community that the well-to-do, like the lumber barons, teachers, legislatures and judges who shaped the course of the city lived.
Today, Heritage Hill is a vibrant and eclectic community and comprises of a diverse group of professionals, artisans and home owners from every background imaginable. It’s a wonderful community to drive through and look at the grand homes which defined the city’s past and are continuing to actively shape it’s future.
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