Albert Kahn Family papers 1869-1989


Albert Kahn Family papers 1869-1989

The Albert Kahn Family Papers include the personal correspondence of Albert, his wife Ernestine Krolik Kahn, his son Edgar Adolph Kahn, and his daughter Ruth Kahn Rothman, miscellaneous materials which document the personal and professional lives of family members, and photographic images from the 1870s to the late 1980s.

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SNAC Resource ID: 6388350

Bentley Historical Library

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Architect, Bloomfield Hills, Mich. From the description of Albert Kahn papers, 1888-1973. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122594234 From the description of Albert Kahn papers, 1888-1973. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 744425614 Albert Kahn and Cass Gilbert were both prominent architects. From the description of Albert Kahn business correspondence, 1908-1927 (bulk 1908-1909). (New-York Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 712650461 Alb...

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Albert Kahn (1869-1942) of Detroit, Michigan, was an architect, primarily known for designing industrial buildings with the pioneering use of reinforced concrete that allowed large unobstructed interiors. Albert Kahn was born on March 21, 1869 in Rhaunen, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, the oldest son of rabbi Joseph Kahn and Rosalie Cohn Kahn. The family immigrated to the United States in 1881 and settled in Detroit, Michigan. Albert Kahn worked as an office ...

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As America's most influential industrial architect, Albert Kahn revolutionized the health and safety conditions of early twentieth-century factories and worked closely with Henry Ford to implement his vision of the assembly line at the Highland Park and River Rouge automobile plants. Kahn pioneered the use of reinforced concrete, non-intrusive steel structures, natural ventilation and glass building skins to respond to the changing functional needs of the American factory. His pragm...