Detroit News

Title

Detroit News

Publisher

Lawrence Technological University

Date Created

December 7, 2018

Creator

Kahn, Albert
Booth, George G.,(George Gough), 1864-1949

Creator2

Hedrich Blessing Studio (Photographer)

Creator Nationality

American

Work Type

Single Built Works

Date

c. 1916

Work Location

Michigan (state)

Detroit (inhabited place)

Style/Period

Romanesque Revival

Subject

buildings (structures)
newspapers
industrial plants (structures)
reinforced concrete

Description

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.

Material/Medium

concrete

Reproduction Type

jpeg

Reproduction Source

b/w photograph: 7 x 9 inches

ID Number

LTU-AK-DM012

Files

LTU-AK-DM012.jpg
Date Added
December 3, 2018
Item Type
VRA Core
Tags
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Citation
“Detroit News,” LTU Digital Images, accessed December 17, 2018, https://ltuimagecollection.omeka.net/items/show/17930.