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Grand Rapids in 1856

Scene of early Grand Rapids viewed from the...

Jesse R. Vennell

Jesse R. Vennell

Jesse Vennell was a Canadian born designer who studied at the Chicago Art Institute. He worked for Berkey & Gay and designed in Grand Rapids for more than 20 years. He was president Furniture Designers Assoc. in 1929. At the time of his death he was designer for Klingman Furniture Manufacturers of Mayville, New York and the Fancher Furniture Co. of Salamanca, New York. He died in Lakewood, New York at the age of 55. 


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First NameJesse R.
Last NameVennell

Information above from Grand Rapids Public Library Coll. 204-7; Coll. 255-3-7. 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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