Now located in the Chesterfield Historical Village at 47275 Sugarbush in the township, the Chapel was originally located about one-quarter mile away at Kolping Park, 47440 Sugarbush where it was built in 1932. Its unique construction includes stones and shells collected from Kolping societies, churches and missions from around the world.
It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places and designated a Michigan State Historic Site in 1996. The Chapel was donated to the Historical Society in 2015, and moved to its current location in 2016.
Elizabeth Furton, President of the Chesterfield Historical Society, welcomes guests and officiated the Ribbon Cutting Program.
Chamber of Commerce, Historical Society members, and Chesterfield Township officials all were on hand for the festive ceremonies.
AEW proudly donated our services by designing the new foundation for the Chapel, as well as site drawings and soil erosion expertise. We also coordinated foundation and footing design, and general assistance as required, all to make the Chapel’s move to its new home a success.
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