Lawrence Technological University
December 5, 2018
Alternative Title or Name
Toilet Articles Building
Albert Kahn, Inc.
Hedrich Blessing Studio (Photographer)
rooms and spaces
Kansas City (inhabited place)
Modern (style or period)
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.
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