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ID: 500055224
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Record Type: Corporate Body
Albert Kahn, Inc. (American architectural firm and engineering firm, established after 1902, renamed 1940)

Note: Albert Kahn established the firm Kahn, Nettleton, and Trowbridge in 1896. Alexander B. Trowbridge left the firm in 1897 to become dean of the Cornell University College of Architecture, Ithaca, New York. Kahn was left alone at George W. Nettleton's death in 1900. Kahn worked in partnership with his former employer George D. Masson until 1902 and with Ernest Wilby from 1902 to 1918. The firm's work went under the title "Albert Kahn, Architect, Ernest Wilby, Associate". The name of the firm changed to Albert Kahn, Inc., possibly at the same time the firm's letterhead "Albert Kahn, Architect, Ernest Wilby, Associate" was replaced by "Albert Kahn / Architects and Engineers / Detroit, Michigan" with the name of the associates, including Ernest Wilby's. Further research is required to determine when this change of name occurred. Albert Kahn's brother Louis Kahn (1886-1945) joined his brother Albert's firm in 1910 and remained permanently. Albert Kahn, Inc. maintained an office directed by Albert Kahn's brother Moritz in Moscow, Soviet Union, from 1929 to 1932. The firm executed 531 factories there and trained hundreds of Soviet architects for industrial work. The firm's name changed from Albert Kahn, Inc. to Albert Kahn Associated, Inc. Architects and Engineers in 1940. The firm still exists under the name Albert Kahn Associates.

Names:
Albert Kahn, Inc. (preferred,V,display)

Nationalities:
American (preferred)

Roles:
architectural firm (preferred)
engineering firm

Gender: not applicable

Start and End Places:
Start:  Detroit (Wayne county, Michigan, United States) (inhabited place)

Events:
location:   Detroit (Wayne county, Michigan, United States) (inhabited place)
active:   Detroit (Wayne county, Michigan, United States) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
founded by ....  Kahn, Albert  
..................  (German-American architect, 1869-1942) [500003624]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Corporate Bodies
 ........  Albert Kahn, Inc. (I)

Biographies:
(American architectural firm and engineering firm, established after 1902, renamed 1940) ..... [CCA Preferred]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
Albert Kahn, Inc. ........ [CCA Preferred, VP Preferred]
...................................  Bucci, Albert Kahn (1993)

Subject: ........ [CCA, VP]
....................  Airplane Factory, Architectural Record (June 1938)
....................  Albert Kahn, Architectural Record (January 1943)
....................  Architecture for War Production, Architectural Forum 91/6 (1942)
....................  Bucci, Albert Kahn (1993)
....................  General Motors, Architectural Forum (1939)
....................  Hildebrand, Designing for Industry (1974)
....................  Macmillan Encyclopedia of Architects (1982) 535
....................  Packard, Encyclopedia of American Architecture (1995) 363-365
 
Note:
English .......... [CCA]
.......... Bucci, Albert Kahn (1993) 30, 91, 111
.......... Hildebrand, Designing for Industry (1974) 25, 59, 60-61
.......... Macmillan Encyclopedia of Architects (1982) 535
.......... Packard, Encyclopedia of American Architecture (1995) 365
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