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  1. Albert Kahn (March 21, 1869 – December 8, 1942) was an American industrial architect. He was accredited the architect of Detroit and designed industrial plant complexes such as the Ford River Rouge automobile complex. He designed the construction of Detroit skyscrapers and office buildings as well as mansions in the city suburbs.

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    • December 8, 1942 (aged 73), Detroit, Michigan, US
  2. Mar 17, 2023 · Albert Kahn, (born March 21, 1869, Rhaunen, Westphalia [Germany]—died Dec. 8, 1942, Detroit, Mich., U.S.), industrial architect and planner known for his designs of American automobile factories. In his time he was considered the world’s foremost industrial architect and the “father of modern factory design.”

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  4. Kahn, Albert. Albert Kahn is perhaps Detroit’s best-known architect, and certainly one of its most prolific. Born in Germany on March 21, 1869, his family moved to Detroit in 1881. To help support his family, Kahn had to work, helping with his father’s early business in the city at the age of 12. He was hired as an office boy and apprentice ...

  5. Albert Kahn was born in 1869 near Frankfurt in Rhaunen, Germany. His father Joseph was trained as a rabbi; his mother Rosalie had a talent for the visual arts and music. His parents and siblings immigrated to the United States in 1881, settling in Detroit. As a Jewish-German immigrant, life was not easy for the large family.

  6. Dec 7, 2020 · On December 8, 1942, the architect and engineer Albert Kahn—known as “the man who built Detroit”—dies at his home there. He was 73 years old. Kahn and his assistants built more than 2,000 ...

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    Albert Kahn - Wikipedia Albert Kahn Albert Kahn may refer to: Albert Kahn (architect) (1869–1942), American architect Albert Kahn (banker) (1860–1940), French banker, philanthropist and photograph collector Albert E. Kahn (1912–1979), American journalist See also [ edit] Alfred Kahn (disambiguation)

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