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Grand Rapids in 1856

Scene of early Grand Rapids viewed from the...

William L. Kimerly

William L. Kimerly

1870 - 1951

William Kimerly was born in Georgetown and came to Grand Rapids in 1887. He was head of the design department for Wolverine Upholstery Co. designed for Berkey & Gay Furniture Co. and many others as a freelance designer. He was in partnership with Charles T. Witman as the Kimerly-Witman Studio for many years. He died in Santa Monica, California in 1951.


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First NameWilliam L.
Last NameKimerly

Mr. Kimerly was the author of How to Know Period Styles in Furniture. His book, in five editions from 1912 - 1931, is available in the History & Special Collections Dept. of the Grand Rapids Public Library.

Coll. 204-7, History & Special Collections Dept. Reproduction and copyright information regarding this image is available from Grand Rapids History & Special Collections, Archives, Grand Rapids Public Library, Grand Rapids, MI. 

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