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Fire At The Ann Arbor Bedding Co., February 1957

Fire At The Ann Arbor Bedding Co., February 1957 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, February 8, 1957
Caption
BURNING BEDDING PLANT: Explosion of a furnace boiler caused flame and smoke in the basement of the Ann Arbor Bedding Co. plant at Pontiac St. and Broadway this morning. Firemen were hampered in gaining access to the blaze because of thick smoke from smoldering bedding materials. There were no injuries.

Hill's Backers Elect Center Board Slate

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Parent Issue
Day
15
Month
February
Year
1962
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Jim Johnson Upholsters A Chair, March 1987

Jim Johnson Upholsters A Chair, March 1987 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, March 13, 1987
Caption
CHANGING OF THE GUARD - A third generation of Rendels recently took over two family-owned businesses: Rendel's Upholstery and Interiors at 731 Lakeview; and Ann Arbor Bedding at 1240 Jewett. Kenneth Rendel founded the first business in 1921 on Ashley Street after working for P. B. Harding Co. on Broadway. Kenneth custom-built new furniture and restored antiques. Over the years, Kenneth opened several locations, including one on Washtenaw Ave. from 1939 to 1952. Kenneth's son Allen and Allen's wife Eleanor (lower middle picture) bought the firm in 1949 and moved to Lakeview in 1953. In 1974, they incorporated Rendel's, and bought Ann Arbor Bedding from Tom Colvin, who was then retiring. Last month, brother and sister Mark and Ruth Ann (lower right) bought the businesses from Allen and Eleanor, who are now in Florida. In the picture at top, employee Jim Johnson upholsters a chair in the workshop on Jewett. Lower left, Allen (left) and Kenneth Rendel at work in 1956.

Mark & Ruth Ann Rendel - Third Generation of Rendel Family Business Owners, March 1987

Mark & Ruth Ann Rendel - Third Generation of Rendel Family Business Owners, March 1987 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, March 13, 1987
Caption
CHANGING OF THE GUARD - A third generation of Rendels recently took over two family-owned businesses: Rendel's Upholstery and Interiors at 731 Lakeview; and Ann Arbor Bedding at 1240 Jewett. Kenneth Rendel founded the first business in 1921 on Ashley Street after working for P. B. Harding Co. on Broadway. Kenneth custom-built new furniture and restored antiques. Over the years, Kenneth opened several locations, including one on Washtenaw Ave. from 1939 to 1952. Kenneth's son Allen and Allen's wife Eleanor (lower middle picture) bought the firm in 1949 and moved to Lakeview in 1953. In 1974, they incorporated Rendel's, and bought Ann Arbor Bedding from Tom Colvin, who was then retiring. Last month, brother and sister Mark and Ruth Ann (lower right) bought the businesses from Allen and Eleanor, who are now in Florida. In the picture at top, employee Jim Johnson upholsters a chair in the workshop on Jewett. Lower left, Allen (left) and Kenneth Rendel at work in 1956.