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Allen Park Veterans Administration Hospital, Building No. 11, Southfield Expressway & Outer Drive, Allen Park, Wayne County, MI



B&W Photos

HB660114
BWPhotos 211012

HB660115
BWPhotos 211013

HB660116
BWPhotos 211014


Item Title
BWPhotos 211014

Location
Southfield Expressway & Outer Drive, Allen%2BPark, MI

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS MI-427-F
Building/structure dates: 1949 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 2002 subsequent work
Significance: Building 11 was constructed in 1949 to replace the much smaller Building 13 as the hospital's laundry facility. The building was planned with large open rooms for the washing machines and for sorting the laundry. Smaller rooms provided areas for sewing and folding laundry. On-site laundry service was discontinued at Allen Park in the 1970s or 1980s, when a loading dock was added to ship the laundry off-site. The building was largely converted to office space for hospital administration staff. While Building 11 was constructed with a red brick facade, it does not exhibit the Georgian Revival details common to many of the other buildings at Allen Park. The stripped-down appearance and flat roof are more in keeping with its later date of construction and its functions as an industrial building.

Subjects
Administrative Agencies
Laundry
Medical Aspects Of War


Related Names
U.S. Department Of Verterans Affairs
Baugnet, Andrew, Photographer
Scheerer, E. Madeleine, Historian


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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