Ebling Building 1907

David and Barbara Huyser

Completed: 2004 Project Cost: $40,000

Project Description

This building housed the Ebling blacksmith shop that served the surrounding area, including Firehouse #11 and the S. A. Welch livery (on Cherry Street).  As was typical for commercial buildings in this neighborhood, the Ebling family lived on the second floor.  Like other horse-related businesses, the Eblings saw the future and moved into auto sales and service around World War I, but continued to offer blacksmith services.  The blacksmith shop was relocated nearby to 1030 Wealthy SE c. 1930.  In 1926 the Eblings built the large American Foursquare style house next door at 333 Diamond Avenue where members of the family lived until 1948.  

Tax Credit

  • State Historic Preservation Tax Credit Application


  • Governor’s Award for Historic Preservation 2005


337 Diamond Avenue SE, Grand Rapids, MI