Albert Kahn House

The Albert Kahn House is located at 208 Mack Ave. in Detroit, Michigan. It is currently the headquarters of the Detroit Urban League. The house was designated a Michigan State Historic Site in 1971 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.

History

In 1906, architect Albert Kahn built a home for his personal use in Brush Park. He lived in the home from 1906 until his death in 1942.

Architecture

Kahn's home is in the English Renaissance style, but with modern look. The first story is clad in brick with a gray stone trim. The second story is stuccoed, and the roof is slate. The materials in the facade stress horizontal lines, while a group of windows emphasize the vertical. Two gabled dormers interrupt the roofline on the front of the home. A stone arch surrounds the Mack Avenue entrance, and is elaborately carved with Kahn's own floral design.

In 1928, Kahn added a wing to house his library and art collection.

Detroit Urban League

After Kahn's death, the Detroit Urban League obtained the building. They continue to use it for their offices.

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