Detroit Free Press

Title

Detroit Free Press

Publisher

Lawrence Technological University

Date Created

December 7, 2018

Creator

Kahn, Albert

Creator2

Hedrich Blessing Studio (Photographer)

Creator Nationality

American

Work Type

Single Built Works

Date

c. 1923

Work Location

Michigan (state)


Detroit (inhabited place)

Style/Period

Art Deco

Subject

buildings (structures)
newspapers

office buildings
steel frame construction

Description

View of the front of the Detroit Free Press building, in Detroit, MI, designed by Albert Kahn and completed in 1923. , "In 1923 Kahn built a new headquarters for the Detroit Free Press ... steel construction was preferable to the bulkier reinforced concrete, but the same use of monumental limestone on the exterior was continued. A new element may be noted, however, in the massing of the building in a central thirteen-story tower with lower six-story wings,"--The Buildings of Detroit: A History, by W. Hawkins Ferry, Wayne State University Press, 1980, p. 333. Handwritten on back of photograph: Free Press, printed: Hedrich-Blessing Studio, 450 East Ohio
Street, Chicago Neg. no. 8661-Y.

Material/Medium

limestone

Measurements

288,517 square-feet

Reproduction Type

jpeg

Reproduction Source

b/w photograph: 9 x 7 inches

ID Number

LTU-AK-DM011

Files

LTU-AK-DM011.jpg
Date Added
December 3, 2018
Item Type
VRA Core
Tags
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Citation
“Detroit Free Press,” LTU Digital Images, accessed December 17, 2018, https://ltuimagecollection.omeka.net/items/show/17929.