Answered By: Regan Brumagen
Last Updated: Jul 19, 2016     Views: 465

You may have this information already but just as background on the John J. Kinsella Company:

It was in existence from 1872-1931 and was one of the larger firms producing stained glass in Chicago at the time, employing some 50 people, according to the publication, Frueh's Chicago Stained Glass.

The buildings with Kinsella windows listed in Frueh's book include:

St. James Luterhan Church 2048 North Fremont Street
St. John Berchmans Church 2519 West Logan Boulevard
St. James Chapel Quigley Prepartory Seminary North 631 North Rush st
Seminary Chapel St. Mary of the Lake Seminary Mundelein, Illnois

The St James window is particulary noted by Frueh as "of exceptional technical and artistic merit" particularly the Gethsemane window.

If you'd like, I can copy the pages on Kinsella in the book and send them to you by fax or mail. You may, of course, have already seen this source.

I would also suggest you check the Stained Glass Index for entries on Kinsella.  These should be available at any large library in your area. 

Comments (3)

  1. I have a mirror that was produced in 1929 by this same company. It is not stain glass but has detailed etching and I am looking for more information about it
    by Karen on May 18, 2013.
  2. I also have a mirror, attached to a buffet, dated 1914. Would love to have more info.
    by Margaret on Apr 20, 2014.
  3. I too have a three piece eched mirror by JJK.I am interested in history and value of this piece. Mirror sticker 1925.
    by Tim on Jan 30, 2015.

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