Board of Directors:
President: Irene Nowak
Secretary: Mary Thompson
Treasurer: Grace Simpson
Donna Warber
Linda Doering
Dirk Hoffius
Marshall Grate
Ex Officio
Marilyn Lundquist
Fred Bivins
Carol Dodge
Margaret Burrows-Getz
Ginia Lorenz


Sweet House

Sweet House Foundation

The Sweet House

As Martin Sweet's business ventures prospered and he became prominent in the community, he dreamed of a distinguished and spacious home for his family, and in the early 1860's he built his home on East Fulton.

Antique VaseThe two-story Italianate Villa home survives as one of the few prevalent examples of this style of architecture in the latter part of the 19th century. The House is filled with fine arts: prints, paintings, pottery, sculpture, chandeliers, china, crystal, imported wallpaper, fireplaces, furniture made in Grand Rapids dating to the 1850's and antiques.

It is an historical treasure to be shared with the community and preserved for future generations. It has been the home of the Women's City Club since 1927.


A Pair of Antique Sconces