Ford Rouge Plant Administration Building from the Ford Rotunda, Dearborn, Michigan, 1936

Summary

The River Rouge plant's growing importance to Ford Motor Company was confirmed in 1928 when the automaker moved its administrative headquarters from Highland Park to the Rouge's grounds. The four-story administration building, designed by Albert Kahn and faced with white limestone, housed purchasing, sales, advertising and accounting offices, in addition to office suites for Henry Ford and Edsel Ford.

The River Rouge plant's growing importance to Ford Motor Company was confirmed in 1928 when the automaker moved its administrative headquarters from Highland Park to the Rouge's grounds. The four-story administration building, designed by Albert Kahn and faced with white limestone, housed purchasing, sales, advertising and accounting offices, in addition to office suites for Henry Ford and Edsel Ford.

Artifact

Photographic print

Date Made

29 May 1936

Subject Date

29 May 1936

Collection Title

General Photographs Series 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.833.66145

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Linen (Material)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 7.938 in

Width: 11.063 in

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