Albert Kahn

Albert Kahn (1869-1942), industrial architect, was born in Germany but came to Detroit with his family in 1880. After an apprenticeship with the architectural firm Mason and Rice, he set up his own firm in 1902. He is best known for his designs of modern manufacturing buildings, the first of which was the Packard Motor Car Company (1903-05). He designed many buildings for Henry Ford, including the Highland Park Plant, the River Rouge Plant, and the Willow Run Plant. Here we can see him mulling over a blueprint in his office about 1935.

Images: From the Collections of The Henry Ford. 1) PO19682

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