Colgate-Palmolive Company

Title

Colgate-Palmolive Company

Publisher

Lawrence Technological University

Date Created

December 5, 2018

Alternative Title or Name

Toilet Articles Building

Creator

Albert Kahn, Inc.

Creator2

Hedrich Blessing Studio (Photographer)

Creator Nationality

American

Work Type

rooms and spaces

Date

c. 1951

Work Location

Kansas (state)
Kansas City (inhabited place)

Style/Period

Modern (style or period)

Subject

rest rooms
factories (structures)
interior views

Description

Interior view of restroom with sinks along one wall and lockers in foreground, at Colgate-Palmolive Company in Kansas City, KS, designed by Albert Kahn Associates, c. 1951. “Colgate-Palmolive was formed in New York City in 1806. It traces its Kansas City-area roots to 1872, when Peet Brothers formed a soap company here. Peet Brothers established the Kansas City, Kan., plant in 1906. Palmolive and Peet merged in 1926. Colgate merged with the company in 1928. The company officially changed its name to Colgate-Palmolive Co. in 1953,”—Colgate-Palmolive set to close KCK Plant, Kansas City Business Journal, September 29, 2006.

Reproduction Type

jpeg

Reproduction Source

b/w photograph:

ID Number

LTU-AK-CPP3003

Files

AK- CPP3003.jpg
Date Added
November 13, 2018
Collection
Albert Kahn Collection
Item Type
VRA Core
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Citation
“Colgate-Palmolive Company,” LTU Digital Images, accessed December 6, 2019, https://ltuimagecollection.omeka.net/items/show/17892.