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Zeeland in Ottawa County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

P. Henry De Pree / P. Henry De Pree House

 
 
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1. P. Henry De Pree Marker
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P. Henry De Pree
The Dutch immigrant family of P. Henry De Pree (1865-1943) came to the Zeeland area in 1849. With his brother William, P. Henry ran a hardware store and other businesses in Zeeland and Holland. After being elected Zeeland village president in 1904, De Pree helped secure the city's 1907 charter and became its first mayor. For many years he was Sunday school supervisor in the Second Reformed Church, which his family helped found.
P. Henry De Pree House
Built in 1899, the Queen Anne style P. Henry De Pree House was among the first homes designed by Grand Rapids architect Thomas Benjamin (1861-1950). Benjamin, with his son Adrian, would later design more than two hundred area homes, businesses and churches. Stained and leaded glass windows are prevalent. White oak was used to finish the interior, which included hand- painted details. The home remained in the De Pree family until 1977.
 
Erected 2013 by Michigan Historical Commission - Michigan Historical Center. (Marker Number L1698A.)
 
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marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1849.
 
Location. 42° 48.628′ N, 86° 0.573′ W. Marker is in Zeeland, Michigan, in Ottawa County. Marker is at the intersection of East Central Avenue and South Maple Street, on the right when traveling east on East Central Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 360 E Central Ave, Zeeland MI 49464, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Michigan's "Chick Center" (approx. ¼ mile away); First Reformed Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Zeeland Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); Veneklasen Brick Company / Veneklasen Brick (approx. 1.4 miles away); New Groningen / Jan Rabbers (approx. 1.6 miles away); New Groningen Cemetery / Groningen (approx. 2 miles away); The Van Raalte Farm (approx. 3.3 miles away); 1869 Vriesland Reformed Church / 1869 Vriesland Reformed Church Building (approx. 3½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Zeeland.
 
P. Henry De Pree House and Historical Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By John Garman, June 6, 2021
3. P. Henry De Pree House and Historical Marker
Looking west along East Central Avenue.
P. Henry De Pree House and Historical Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kathy Garman, June 6, 2021
4. P. Henry De Pree House and Historical Marker
Looking southeast on East Central Avenue.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 24, 2021, by John Garman of Rochester Hills. This page has been viewed 72 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 24, 2021, by John Garman of Rochester Hills. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 25, 2022