Scolnik House of the Depression Era

The Scolnik House tells the story of common families living in Muskegon during the Great Depression. The house has undergone an extensive renovation and tells the story of common families living during the Great Depression.

Renovations include period appropriate carpet, paint and linoleum covered floors, period appropriate wallpaper, furniture in a variety of styles, and radios on each floor to play music from the era.

The home is named for Herman and Ida Scolnik who raised their family during the Depression. Their son Bob and his wife Merle are longtime residents of Muskegon County. They believe in supporting the community through contributions to such projects as the Depression Era site. Bob said the fact that his father was employed throughout the depression was one of the things his mother was most proud of. The house is a way for his parents to live on.


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