Rooted to the city’s history, Monet Garden of Muskegon sets sights on growing for the future

Florence Stahl remembers the corner of Clay Avenue and Fifth Street from decades ago: a mess of an empty corner lot, a space of weeds and cement from a house that, once upon a time, stood there. It was a disheveled place where, years ago, memories had been made in a home that eventually was torn down in the 1960s, a place where nostalgia quickly turned to sadness: here was a lot where, long ago, people laughed and played and raised families.

 

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