Collection Type:

1869 to 1942

Albert Kahn was an important and prolific Detroit architect renowned, on one hand, for his eclectic residences and institutional buildings, and on the other hand, for his massive output of modern designs for factories and industrial buildings. Kahn designed at least seven projects in the Pittsburgh area, including a series of buildings for H. J. Heinz Company between 1926 and 1937. A Pittsburgh automobile dealership is designed in a modernistic manner, but the Heinz buildings are more eclectic in style, and none of the Pittsburgh-area work is on Kahn's cutting edge of industrial design.

Scope and Content: 

Collection consists of blueprints for five Pittsburgh projects including an automobile dealership and three buildings for the H. J. Heinz Company.