Albert Kahn House photo submitted 1972 Albert Kahn House photo submitted 1972
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Kahn, Albert, House
208 Mack Avenue, Detroit - Wayne County
Other Names (see Detroit Urban League for historical marker)
Property Type brick house
Historic Use DOMESTIC/single dwelling
Current Use SOCIAL/civic
Style Renaissance
Architect/Builder Albert Kahn
Significant Person Albert Kahn
Narrative Description The Albert Kahn House is a large, rectangular house designed in the English Renaissance style, constructed with stone trim on the lower half, and stucco above with a slate roof. It has two-stories with an attic and gabled dormers. A two-story bay window dominates one side of the entrance facade, and the windows feature stone quoining. The detailed floral carving on the round-arched front door was designed by Kahn. The house is elegant in its simplicity of plan and careful attention to detail.
Statement of Significance The Albert Kahn House was designed by, and built for, Albert Kahn, one of Detroit's world renown architects as his residence. Specializing in industrial architecture, Kahn's work helped to establish an international reputation for Michigan architecture. Kahn designed buildings for Henry P. Joy, president of Packard Motor Co., along with Henry Ford and many other prominent Detroiters. Kahn's house is architecturally significant as a fine example of English Renaissance design as well as for its association with one of Detroit's premier architects. The building is currently the home of the Detroit Urban League.
Period of Significance 1906-1942
Significant Date(s) 1906
Registry Type(s) 10/18/1972 National Register listed
12/07/1971 State Register listed
Site ID# P25148