Spoonville Chapel To Be Demolish, 1933
SPOONVILLE - Kieft, and Boiten, contractors of Grand
Haven, have purchased the Spoonville Chapel and shed, and have started to tear
it down. The half acre of ground on which it stood since 1888 has been purchased
by L. C. Plant, formerly of this place, but now of Lansing, and the contents are
now on the premises of S. M. Easterly, where they will be disposed of Saturday
afternoon, April 1st. The proceeds of the sales will be presented to the M. E.
Church at Nunica.
Mr. Kieft and Mr. Boiten said it was interesting to see the variety of wood that is in the old building and the grades that were used in those days. Ash and cherry compose the wainscoat around the lower wall which was a fine effect in the early days. The land will be plowed up to correspond with the adjoing farm and nothing will remain but a few old pictures and memories of a place which was once the center of a community composed of children of the stout pioneers who converted the virgin woods of the early days into the rich farms of today.
(Coopersville Observer, 31 Mar 1933)
The sale of the Spoonville Chapel furniture was very well attended, and a neat sum netted from the sale.
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