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Key West's Grinnell Street PDF Print E-mail
Written by Larry Grinnell   
Sunday, 11 March 2012 22:37

Grinnell and Angel Streets, Key West, FL, next to an old cemetery

Our next Grinnell Street sign is in Key West, FL. In this case, it appropriately intersects with Angel Street at an old cemetery. It may be hard to see here, but the plots are above ground, just like those in New Orleans, LA, due to the very high water table. It's almost impossible to get a six foot deep dry hole, hence the above ground cemetery plots.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 26 April 2012 23:29 )
Happy New Year! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Larry Grinnell   
Saturday, 21 January 2012 10:32

Thanks to Richard Grenell for another view of Paris and the Rue de Grenelle. Of course, at this time we do not have definitive proof of a direct link to the Parisian/Burgundian Grenelle family, but it's a great photo nonetheless, and perhaps additional research may find something even further back (in the 1550s or thereabouts). Thanks for sharing, Richard!

Last Updated ( Saturday, 24 March 2012 12:03 )
Grenells Visiting Grenelle PDF Print E-mail
Written by Larry Grinnell   
Tuesday, 15 November 2011 02:54

Just got this (with many thanks!) from Ginny Grenell.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 24 March 2012 12:04 )
Wanted: Pictures of Grinnell Street (or Avenue or Lane or Boulevard, etc.) Signs PDF Print E-mail
Written by Larry Grinnell   
Sunday, 12 June 2011 09:59

We're looking for pictures of street signs with the Grinnell (or Grennell, or Grenell, or Grinols, or the other variations) name in them for a future web page. Send pictures in any convenient file format (JPEG, PNG, BMP, etc.) to the webmaster at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Thanks!

Last Updated ( Saturday, 24 March 2012 12:05 )
Grinnell Collectibles PDF Print E-mail
Written by Larry Grinnell   
Monday, 30 May 2011 23:36

There are many collectible objects that relate to the Grinnell family that can be obtained very inexpensively. These include a ton of items from the Grinnell Corporation (now a division of Tyco International) such as sprinkler heads, bookends, ashtrays, and such. The Grinnell Brothers Music Store of Detroit and its environs produced numerous musical instruments of their own manufacture and others that were "private labeled" (manufactured by others but bore the Grinnell name), that are quite collectible. The Grinnell College Bookstore offers a number of Grinnell imprinted items. Grinnell, Iowa and Grinnell, Kansas also have many collectible items related to them including postcards, advertising items from local businesses, and so on.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 11 September 2011 11:27 )