S.S. Kresge World Headquarters

Title

S.S. Kresge World Headquarters

Publisher

Lawrence Technological University

Date Created

December 7, 2018

Alternative Title or Name

Metropolitan Center for High Technology

Creator

Kahn, Albert

Creator2

Hedrich Blessing Studio (Photographer)

Creator Nationality

American

Work Type

Single Built Works

Date

c. 1927

Work Location

Michigan (state)

Detroit (inhabited place)

Style/Period

Art Deco

Subject

corporate headquarters (built works)
S.S. Kresge Company
department stores

Description

Front view of S.S. Kresge World Headquarters in Detroit, MI, designed by Albert Kahn and completed c. 1927. “While its mansard roof profile may cast a Second Empire shadow, a closer look reveals that you can’t judge a building by its skyline. This second Kresge headquarters design … is decidedly Art Deco. The articulated massing ascends with effortless grace, and the detailing reinforces the whole … the composition remains one of his most serenely powerful designs in high-style Art Deco,”--AIA Detroit: The American Institute of Architects Guide to Detroit Architecture, by Eric J. Hill and John Gallagher, 2003. Handwritten on back of photograph: Kresge’s, printed: Hedrich-Blessing Studio, 450 East Ohio Street,
Chicago Neg. no. 8661-E2.

Material/Medium

limestone

Measurements

250,000 square feet

Reproduction Type

jpeg

Reproduction Source

b/w photograph: 7 x 9 inches

ID Number

LTU-AK-DM015

Files

LTU-AK-DM015.jpg
Date Added
December 3, 2018
Item Type
VRA Core
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Citation
“S.S. Kresge World Headquarters,” LTU Digital Images, accessed December 17, 2018, https://ltuimagecollection.omeka.net/items/show/17933.