This lecture at the Detroit Observatory sounds interesting, the Bentley recently acquired a number of materials related to Mr. Kahn:

“Albert Kahn subject of talk

Renowned architect Albert Kahn is the focus of a talk Tuesday at the University of Michigan Detroit Observatory, 1398 E. Ann St. Sally Bund, assistant archivist of architectural collections at the Bentley Historical Library, speaks on “Albert Kahn, Master of American Industrial Architecture.” Kahn, who established an architectural firm in 1895 in Detroit, implemented Henry Ford’s vision of an assembly line at plants in Highland Park and River Rouge. He also designed buildings such as Hill Auditorium and the William L. Clements Library on the main U-M campus, as well as the Fisher Building and the General Motors Building.

The talk is at 3 p.m. and is free.” (AANews)

Author: Rob