Shorpy Saturday – Factory Air: 1912

By Jeffrey Buck

I love architecture, especially the magnificent architecture we have here in Detroit. People always say, “they don’t build them like they used to.” and I think that’s particular correct when it comes to industrial buildings. Auto factories designed by Albert Kahn are quite different than what we build in 2013. So enjoy this industrial splendor built in 1912.

Take a look at the photograph entitled “Factory Air: 1912“:

“A.J. Smith Construction Co.” An industrial building somewhere in Detroit circa 1912. 8×10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

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About Jeffrey S. Buck

I'm currently a Project Manager at Cypress Partners, LLC in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. I graduated from Wayne State University in 2008 with a B.A. in Journalism. Looking to broaden my view of the world, I spent a semester abroad studying at the University of Salford, a Greater Manchester University in England. I enjoy doing an array of activities, including following Detroit sports teams, SCUBA diving, traveling, reading, playing tennis, hand-written letters and going to the movies. I am the co-founder of the Woodward Spine, a blog about Detroit and its surrounding communities. The Woodward Spine aims to inform its readers about relevant news and events through creative and informative posts in these core areas: news, opinion, entertainment, history, sports and development. The Woodward Spine serves the tri-county metro Detroit area, concentrating mainly on the communities that lie along the Woodward corridor.
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