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Architecture of USA

04 November 2013

1914 – Kales Building, Detroit, Michigan

Architect: Albert Kahn Original headquarters of the S. S. Kresge Company, one of the 20th century’s largest retail organizations, which was renamed the Kmart Corporation in 1977. Now known as the Kales Building....

04 November 2013

1907 – Union Station, Washington D.C.

Architect: D.H. Burnham & Company Constructed by the US Government, Pennsylvania Railroad, and the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, the cost of the land and terminal exceeded 18 million in 1907. AT the time...

04 November 2013

1923 – Lafayette Building, Detroit, Michigan

Architect: C. Howard Crane Constructed in 1923 and occupied a triangular lot, bordered by Michigan Avenue, West Lafayette Boulevard, and Shelby Street. Designed in the neo-classical architecture style by C. Howard Crane who...

04 October 2013

1930 – First National Building, Detroit, Michigan

Architect: Albert Kahn Completed in 1930, and at 341 feet tall rises 25 stories and includes two basement levels, occupying an entire block along Cadillac Square. The building was designed by Albert Kahn...

12 September 2013

1892 – Design for Chamber of Commerce, Portland, Oregon

Architect: Parkinson & Hamme A competitive design for the Chamber of Commerce building by architects Parkinson & Hamme. Completed in 1892, its final shape and scale would be similar but the details would...

04 September 2013

1925 – Alabama Power Co. Building, Birmingham, Alabama

Architect: Warren Knight & Davis Atop the building stands a 23-foot-tall bronze statue named Electra, which was erected in 1926. 16 floors and measuring 217 feet in height.

04 September 2013

1914 – Grand Central Station, Memphis, Tennessee

Architect: Central Station was built on the site of a former station known as Calhoun Street Station. Memphis Central Station was owned by Illinois Central Railroad and the station was also used by...

04 September 2013

1914 – Union Station, Kansas City, Missouri

Architect: Jarvis Hunt Opened in 1914, it served as a replacement for the original Union Depot which opened in 1878. Union Station served a peak annual passenger traffic of over 670,000 in 1945...

04 August 2013

1942 – Mercantile National Bank Building, Dallas, Texas

Architect: Walter W. Ahlschlager Formerly Mercantile National Bank, which later became MCorp Bank. The design of the skyscraper features Moderne styling from the Art Deco era. The building has a series of setbacks...