Albert Kahn House


Albert Kahn House

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nrhp_type =



caption = Albert Kahn House, seen from across Mack Ave.
location= 208 Mack Ave.,
Detroit, Michigan
USA
lat_degrees = 42
lat_minutes = 20
lat_seconds = 54
lat_direction = N
long_degrees = 83
long_minutes = 3
long_seconds = 21
long_direction = W
locmapin = Michigan
area =
built =1906
architect= Kahn,Albert
architecture= Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals, Other
added = October 18, 1972
governing_body = Private
refnum=72000668cite web|url=http://www.nr.nps.gov/|title=National Register Information System|date=2007-01-23|work=National Register of Historic Places|publisher=National Park Service]

The Albert Kahn House is located at 208 Mack Ave. in Detroit, Michigan. It is currently the headquarters of the Detroit Urban League.

History

In 1906, architect Albert Kahn built a home for his personal use in Brush Park. [http://www.ci.detroit.mi.us/historic/districts/kahn_hse.pdf Albert Kahn House] from the city of Detroit] He lived in the home from 1906 until his death in 1942. [http://www.detroit1701.org/Albert%20Kahn%20Home.html Albert Kahn Home] from Detroit1701.org]

Architecture

Kahn's home is in the English Renaissance style, but with modern look. The first story is clad in brick with a gray stone trim. The second story is stuccoed, and the roof is slate. The materials in the facade stress horizontal lines, while a group of windows emphasize the vertical. Two gabled dormers interrupt the roofline on the front of the home. A stone arch surrounds the Mack Avenue entrance, and is elaborately carved with Kahn's own floral design. [http://www.mcgi.state.mi.us/hso/sites/15424.htm Albert Kahn House] from the state of Michigan]

In 1928, Kahn added a wing to house his library and art collection.

Detroit Urban League

After Kahn's death, the Detroit Urban League obtained the building. They continue to use it for their offices.

External Links

* [http://www.detroiturbanleague.org/ Detroit Urban League]

References


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