Lawrence Technological University
December 7, 2018
Booth, George G.,(George Gough), 1864-1949
Hedrich Blessing Studio (Photographer)
Single Built Works
Detroit (inhabited place)
industrial plants (structures)
View of the front and one side of the Detroit News Building in Detroit, MI, designed by Albert Kahn and completed in 1916. “In planning a new home for the News, [George] Booth wanted to refine the building’s essentially industrial nature. Accordingly, he inspired his friend Albert Kahn to create a civic-minded building that would elevate the newspaper’s image above the mundane. The dignified, solid massing is embellished with panels extolling the high purposes of the press … Kahn called it one of the first industrial buildings to which he was permitted to give an architectural character,”--AIA Detroit: The American Institute of Architects Guide to Detroit Architecture, by Eric J. Hill and John Gallagher, 2003. Handwritten on back of photograph: Detroit News, printed: Hedrich-Blessing Studio, 450 East Ohio Street, Chicago Neg. no. 8661-L2.
b/w photograph: 7 x 9 inches
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