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Fisher Body Plant Number 21

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1919, Albert Kahn. Hastings St. at Piquette Ave.

As opposed to the preceding masonry factory ( WN74), this six-story reinforced-concrete building exemplifies Albert Kahn's open skeletal structure. One of the four Fisher Body plants located in or near Detroit's Milwaukee Junction industrial district in the late 1920s, it has served as a body manufacturing plant, an engineering design facility, and, until recently, as a Cadillac limousine plant. It is an outstanding example of the reinforced-concrete frame and glass wall construction that marked industrial building during the first decades of the twentieth century.

Writing Credits

Kathryn Bishop Eckert

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