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Item or Series Title Reniger Construction Company
Catalog Number 1990-03-001
Link(s) Reniger Construction Company Photograph Summary (PDF)
Description This collection consists of photographic and architectural records and ledgers that document the work of the Reniger Construction Company of Lansing, Michigan. The records begin in 1916, when Orea "Orrie" Reniger moved his family and business to Lansing. By 1989 the company was run by the third generation of Renigers and it received centennial business recognition from the state of Michigan in that year.

Eleven bound volumes of photographs documenting a number of construction projects in the Lansing area make up the majority of this collection. The photographs were taken by the R. C. Leavenworth photography studio on behalf of the Reniger company, and they show construction projects in various phases from demolition of old buildings on a new project's site to completion of new project. Most of the construction is commercial, and includes several of the area school buildings, but a few private homes are part of the materials. Some of the projects are for additions or renovations to existing structures. Some also include interior or aerial photographs. A job index binder lists most of these projects with relevant dates. There are several gaps in the library's holdings of photograph books.

Architectural drawings and other records for several projects (mostly later-era) are included, as is a general company ledger that tracks expenses and income from 1947 to 1959.

All photographs have been digitized, and are available for viewing in the Local History room. See the linked index and contact sheets. For more information or to access the photographs, contact the library.
Old ID Number 90.3
Collection Title Reniger Construction Company
Creator Reniger Construction Company
Dates of Creation 1916-
Year Range from 1916
Object Name Fonds
Copyright Information Capital Area District Libraries makes no representation that it is the owner of the copyright in any published material. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright.
People and Organizations Reniger, Henry A.
Reniger Construction Company
Reniger, McKinley H. "Max"
Search Terms Construction
Buildings
Architects
Architectural drawings
Architectural photographs
Lansing (Mich.)
Renderings
Houses
Demolition
Containers Job and Estimate Number Index (Binder)
Book 2 (Photographs)
Book 3 (Photographs)
Book 4 (Photographs)
Book 5 (Photographs)
Book 11 (Photographs)
Book 6 (Photographs)
Book 7 (Photographs)
Book 8 (Photographs)
Book 9 (Photographs)
Book 60 (Photographs)
Book 62 (Photographs)
General Ledger
Drawings, Newspaper Clippings, Sign
Drawings