Content Origins The Peak of Production Brickmaking and a Distinctive Style The Peak of Production Decline A Lasting Impact Gallery Bibliography By Elizabeth Ensink Founded in 1848, the Veneklasen Brick Company started with a small clay field in Holland owned by Jan Veneklasen and his sons. By the 1890s, the company, then incorporated as the Read More ...
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Holland is rich in art and culture, made up of a diverse population that celebrates not only the Dutch founders of the city but also rich Hispanic and African-American cultures. With this comes various forms of art, from paintings of Windmill Island to statues throughout the city, and festivals highlighting heritage, diversity, and unity.
Wooden shoes are not the only things you will find for sale in Holland. Many businesses have found success within the Holland area, including Heinz and Herman Miller, and many local businesses.
Many historic events, such as the Great Fire of 1871, have forever changed the landscape of Holland and the outlook of its citizens. Remnants of others, such as the First State Bank Robbery, can be seen today in the heart of downtown Holland.
A community would cease to exist without its members. From veterans to pastors to Hope College professors, Holland has been home to many unique and distinguished people over the years.
No shortage of interesting places to visit exists in Holland. With a windmill that was brought to the United States from the Netherlands and the sandy beaches of Lake Michigan along Holland’s western border, many historic and scenic stops line the city.
Trains still pass through the middle of Holland carrying passengers and commercial goods, making it a transportation hub. With the heavy traffic, innovative ideas have been sparked in Holland throughout the city’s lifetime.