Vets home begins restoration of historic Hebe Fountain

Grand Rapids

The Hebe Fountain at the Michigan Veteran Homes at Grand Rapids is dismantled for restoration. (Oct. 28, 2021)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The Michigan Veteran Homes at Grand Rapids has started to dismantle the historic Hebe Fountain as part of its ongoing restoration efforts.

The facility is located at 3000 Monroe Avenue NE near the intersection of 3 Mile Road NE.

Robinson Iron, a company that specializes in architectural metalworking, owns the ornamental mold for the fountain. They will be leading the restoration of this fountain.

The fountain will be reinstalled in the spring.

Construction on the new $63 million facility was finished this summer and residents started moving shortly after it was completed.

The new layout is a far cry from the sterile, institution-style building with roots dating back to the Civil War that it’s replacing. The new house is a single-story series of four sections with 32 rooms each.

An aerial view of the new Michigan Veteran Homes at Grand Rapids. (July 21, 2021)

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