Central Reformed Church Historical

Central Reformed Church Historical (HM1VXP)

Location: Grand Rapids, MI 49503 Kent County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 57.822', W 85° 39.4'

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Side ACentral Reformed Church was formed on April 23, 1918, by the merger of the first two Reformed churches in the Grand Rapids area: the First Reformed, an English-speaking church organized in 1840; and the Second Reformed, a Dutch-speaking church established in 1849. The new congregation chose to worship in the home of the First Reformed Church on the corner of Fountain and Barclay streets. On October 31, 1919, the Reverend John A. Dykstra became the church's first pastor.Side B
Central Reformed Church established in 1918, had nearly 600 members by 1920. Dynamic growth led to the building's enlargement in 1922. Fire destroyed the sanctuary in 1953. The congregation worshipped in Central High School and the former Grace Episcopal Church until this structure was completed in 1957. Designed by Eggers and Higgins of New York, the building reflects English and American Georgian church architecture of the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries.
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Date Added Saturday, November 26th, 2016 at 5:03pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 609558 N 4757659
Decimal Degrees42.96370000, -85.65666667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 57.822', W 85° 39.4'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 57' 49.32" N, 85° 39' 24" W
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Area Code(s)616
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10-40 College Ave NE, Grand Rapids MI 49503, US
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