Veneklasen Brick Company

Content Origins The Peak of Production Brickmaking and a Distinctive Style The Peak of Production Decline A Lasting Impact Gallery Bibliography By Elizabeth Ensink Founded in 1848, the Veneklasen Brick Company started with a small clay field in Holland owned by Jan Veneklasen and his sons. By the 1890s, the company, then incorporated as the Read More …

The Knickerbocker Theatre

Content Founding The Death of Slagh Change in Ownership and Financial Struggles Operating Under Hope College Ownership Gallery Bibliography By Joshua Briggs First announced in autumn 1910, the Knickerbocker Theatre was called “one of the best little playhouses in the state.” Since entrepreneur Tieman Slagh first constructed the edifice on Eighth Street more than 100 Read More …

Holland Peanut Store

Content From Fruit Shop to Candy Store Building and Locations Bibliography By Stephanie Emanuele The Fabiano family has owned and operated the Holland Peanut Store for over a century. This Downtown staple is located on 46 E. Eighth St. A favorite among tourists and locals alike, the Peanut Store has a large array of confectionary Read More …

H. J. Heinz Pickle Factory

Content Established, 1898 World War I & The Great Depression World War II World’s Largest Pickle Factory Gallery Bibliography By Joshua Briggs Since its establishment in 1898, the Heinz Company has prospered and developed itself into a crucial member of the Holland community. The factory provided rations during wartime, servicemen when the nation called for Read More …