Photo from 2003-2004Architectural Survey Cards, Histories, House Highlights

316 Morris Avenue SE is located in Heritage Hill. It was built in 1908. It's architectural significance is WORTHY OF MENTION. Past owners include Vandenberg, Arthur.


Senator Arthur Vandenberg House - 1992 Tour


Home Tour write-up: Arthur HendrickVandenberg built this Tudor Revival house in 1908. He was a harness makers son and rose to be one the city's most distinguished and internationally acclaimed statesman. He started his career as a writer for the Grand Rapids Herald and at age 22 was made editor. As a journalist, his interest in political life grew and he convinced him to wait and enter the race for U.S. Senate which he did in 1934. As a Republican, he won the election by over 600,000 votes even though the Democratic party was it its heightin Michigan. He had a long and distinguished career in the Senate until his death in 1951. His leadership in foreign policy involved the Marshall Plan, the North Atlantic Treaty and he was cited as an architect of the United Nations. He was awarded many national and international awards for distinguished service and was a senior advisor to our nation's leaders. This house burned down and was completely rebuilt in 1909. This house is one of many, many houses in Heritage Hill that had been converted toapartments. It has since been returned to a single family.

Geographic coordinates are 42.957247°N, 85.657927°WLatitude: 42°57′26.089″N
Longitude: 85°39′28.537″W

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Original data from Heritage Hill Associaton