It’s been 34 years since Henry Kelly, a long-time Novi businessman, designed and crafted a stained-glass artwork of the “Novi Special” and gifted it to the City of Novi. So, imagine his son Sean’s surprise when he came from Arizona to Novi in July to find the artwork still on display in the Mayor’s Conference Room at the Novi Civic Center.
Sean said Henry also lives in Arizona and will be “thrilled” to see his son pictured with his artwork in Novi.
Henry Kelly worked for U-Haul in a variety of capacities, including the Novi Manufacturing Co. located near Seeley and Grand River. He started with the company in 1957, and in 1959, built the body for the first U-Haul truck.