Veneklasen Brick: A Family, a Company, and a Unique Nineteenth-Century Dutch Architectural Movement in Michigan

Michael J. Douma, author

In 1848, the second year of the new Dutch kolonie in West Michigan's Ottawa County, a much-needed brick manufacturing industry was begun in the rich clay fields between Groningen and Zeeland. 


Drawing from untapped primary sources, Michael Douma's work traces the history of the Veneklasen family, the development of the Veneklasen company, and the impact of its products on local construction.


Softcover: 118 pages, with illustrations and maps

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans - 2005

Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches

Veneklasen Brick


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