The Netherlands Museum

The Netherlands Museum

Dr. and Mrs. Henry Kremers commissioned local builder George Dalman to design and construct this house for them. Completed in 1889, the modified Elizabethian style dwelling was build primarily of native stone and locally manufactured brick. A prominent doctor, Kremers was elected mayor of the city in 1889. After his death in 1914, his wife, Alice Van Zwaluwenburg-Kremers, lived here until 1917, when she sold the house to the City of Holland for use as its first city hospital.
photo of The Netherlands Museum

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Holland's city hospital opened here in 1919 with a capacity of twenty-two patients. The operating room was located on the upper level. A stable at the rear provided a clinic and nurses residence. In 1928 the hospital moved into a new facility. The Knickerbocker Fraternity of Hope College rented the building from 1929 to 1938. The Netherlands Museum, founded in 1937 to interpret the rich heritage of the founders and the dynamic epic of this community, opened here on May 10, 1940.

Registered Site L0622
Erected 1985

Location: 8 East Twelfth Street
Holland, Ottawa County

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