John H. Hoskin House 1872

JDE & Associates

Completed: 2005 Project Cost: $340,000

Project Description

Constructed by John H. Hoskin (1849-1913), this is one of the oldest structures in the Fairmount Square Historic District.  Hosken was a partner in the contracting firm of Maurider & Hoskin, which later became John H. Hoskin & Son.  Maurider & Hosken built the first permanent power house for the Grand Rapids Electric Light & Power Company, as well as the Sligh Furniture Company factory, the Jefferson Avenue School (demolished), the Universalist Church (now Seventh Day Adventist Church), the Bissell Carpet Sweeper Company factory (demolished), and a number of brick business blocks and residences throughout the city.  

The rehabilitation, which restored the original facade, created office space on the first floor and apartments on the second.

838 Cherry

Tax Credit

  • State Historic Preservation Tax Credit Application
  • Federal Historic Preservation Tax Credit Application


838 Cherry Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI