Greiwe Interiors records, 1888-1975 (bulk 1888-1940, 1965- 1968)

Greiwe Interiors


3 cubic ft (5 boxes and 1 oversized folder).
Organized into the following series: I. Bound materials; II. Redesign of the Ohio state seal; III. Periodicals; IV. Photocopies of photographs; V. Miscellaneous; VI. Oversized material.
Contains financial books and bid estimate books from 1888 to 1940. The bid estimate books provide useful information concerning the interior and exterior of homes, prominent buildings and churches. Includes correspondence, articles, photocopies of photographs, etc., from the 1960s concerning the state seal of Ohio and the efforts of Ralph B. Kohnen Jr. and Robert Greiwe to redesign it. The collection also has some loose 1913 ledger sheets from the White Motor Car Company, whose relationship to J.H. Greiwe & Son has not been determined.
Greiwe & Inderhees was founded in 1881 by John H. Greiwe and Henry Inderhees as a paint shop in Cincinnati. The company grew and changed names and locations several times. By 1910 the Greiwe Decorative Company (as it was then known) was hand-embellishing ceilings, murals and furniture in the finest homes and buildings in Cincinnati. In the 1930s the firm added interior design services. During the 1960s the company was involved with the redesign of the Ohio state seal. Several family members were involved in the business.
Photographs located in the Photographs Department.
Cite as: Greiwe Interiors Records, 1888-1975 (bulk 1888-1940, 1965-1968), Mss BC 011, Cincinnati Historical Society, Cincinnati Museum Center.
In part, photocopies.
For more information, consult the register in the library.

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