The First Concrete Auto Factory

@article{Smith2019TheFC,
  title={The First Concrete Auto Factory},
  author={Michael G. Smith},
  journal={Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians},
  year={2019}
}
  • Michael G. Smith
  • Published 1 December 2019
  • History
  • Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians
One of the landmark architectural advances of the twentieth century was the first automobile plant constructed of steel-reinforced concrete, an achievement that heralded the use of a revolutionary building technology for the largest and fastest-growing new industry in the United States. Numerous sources credit architect Albert Kahn with that first concrete auto plant as a result of his 1905 design for the Packard Motor Car Company's Building No. 10. However, as Michael G. Smith demonstrates in… 
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