If you have ever been to the Holland State Park beach you have probably been past this old brick building. It was built in 1901 as an Edison Electric Power Plant to provide lighting for the Ottawa Beach Hotel complex. Sadly the hotel burned down in 1923 and pumps were installed in the old powerhouse to supply water to the surrounding cottages. The “pumphouse” was used until the 1980s but was decommissioned when the municipal water supply came in from Holland. More recently the pumphouse has been converted into a local museum and is on the boardwalk along Lake Macatawa.
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