H88-0077. Huntley, James (1845-1899). Papers, n.d. 1 folder.


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Unknown manuscript from a Hope College student concerning the life and contributions James Huntley made to Holland, Michigan’s, architecture. Native of England, he emigrated to the United States and eventually Holland, just prior to the 1871 fire. His commercial interests included ownership of a sash, blind, and door factory at the corner of River and 10th Streets (burned in 1876) and later a planing mill on the same spot, and the Ottawa Furniture Company. Residences he built include the homes of J. C. Post, H. Boone, D. Beardsly, G. Hummer, G. Kanter, John A. Cappon, and A. Verschure. Commercial buildings include the First State Bank, Number One Fire Engine House, West Michigan Furniture Company, J & A Van Putten Company, and the castle at Castle Park. Churches he built include the original First Reformed Church and Hope Church. HopeCollegecampus buildings include the President’s House and Graves Hall. (H)


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