Moss House

The Ottawa County Parks Foundation will be assisting the Parks Commission in the purchase a historical home at the end of September. The Moss House is on a parcel of property that the Parks Commission is purchasing to expand the Bend Area, a park on the Grand River in Georgetown Township. If acquired, the Parks Commission will explore adapting the house for weddings and other public gatherings, similar to the Weaver House at Pine Bend. The purchase of this home is a special opportunity and is a non-budgeted item.

The Parks Foundation is able to provide a match of every dollar raised up to 10% ($16,000) of the purchase price.

The house was built in 1913 by Cornelius John “CJ” Moss, the father of Joyce Carle, whose estate will potentially sell the property to the Parks Commission. CJ Moss was a dairy farmer who also spent time as the “town sheriff” of Jenison before he was tragically killed along with his wife at age 45 in a car-train crash in Jenison.

Assuming all properties are acquired as planned from the mining companies, this house and its 1.28 acres would be the only remaining in-holding in what is envisioned to be a 700-acre park, therefore it is critical to acquire the property now!

You are invited to participate in this special donor opportunity through the end of September to help preserve this historic home

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Moss House, oblique aerial view. Source: Pictometry ConnectExplorer.