Answered By: Aprille Nace Last Updated: Oct 07, 2016 Views: 37
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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. You may wish to consult the local historical society for Chicago to determine if they have any records or newspaper articles on the company.
The buildings with Kinsella windows listed in Frueh's book include:
St. James Lutheran Church 2048 North Fremont Street
St. John Berchmans Church 2519 West Logan Boulevard
St. James Chapel Quigley Preparatory Seminary North 631 North Rush St
Seminary Chapel St. Mary of the Lake Seminary Mundelein, Illnois. The St James window is particularly noted by Frueh as "of exceptional technical and artistic merit" particularly the Gethsemane window.
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.