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Home > Michigan > Detroit > Buhl Sons Company Complex, 120-234 Adair Street, Detroit, Wayne County, MI



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B&W Photos
View South, West Facades Of Garage, Loading Dock, Warehouse
HB644107
View South, West Facades Of Garage, Loading Dock, Warehouse
View Southeast, Reinforced Concrete Warehouse, North And West Elevations
HB644108
View Southeast, Reinforced Concrete Warehouse, North And West Elevations
View Southeast, Office Building, West (front) And South Elevations
HB644109
View Southeast, Office Building, West (front) And South Elevations
View East, Office Building, West (front) Elevation
HB644110
View East, Office Building, West (front) Elevation
View Northwest, Office Building
HB644111
View Northwest, Office Building
View Northeast, Warehouse Roof And Water Tower
HB644112
View Northeast, Warehouse Roof And Water Tower
View East, Office Building, Entrance Detail
HB644113
View East, Office Building, Entrance Detail
View East, Office Building, Door Frame Detail And Interior View
HB644114
View East, Office Building, Door Frame Detail And Interior View
First Floor, Office Building, Front Door And Foyer, Looking Southwest
HB644115
First Floor, Office Building, Front Door And Foyer, Looking Southwest
First Floor, Office Building, Entrance Staircase, Looking East
HB644116
First Floor, Office Building, Entrance Staircase, Looking East
Second Floor, Office Building, Entrance Staircase And Foyer, Looking West
HB644117
Second Floor, Office Building, Entrance Staircase And Foyer, Looking West
Second Floor, Office Building, Glass Enclosed Staircase, Looking Southwest
HB644118
Second Floor, Office Building, Glass Enclosed Staircase, Looking Southwest
Second Floor, Office Building, Looking East Toward Vault
HB644119
Second Floor, Office Building, Looking East Toward Vault
Second Floor, Office Building, Vault, Looking Southeast
HB644120
Second Floor, Office Building, Vault, Looking Southeast
Second Floor, Office Building, Offices, Looking Southwest
HB644121
Second Floor, Office Building, Offices, Looking Southwest
Second Floor, Office Building, Mr
HB644122
Second Floor, Office Building, Mr
Third Floor, Office Building, Auditorium, Looking Northeast
HB644123
Third Floor, Office Building, Auditorium, Looking Northeast
Second Floor, Reinforced Concrete Warehouse, Beams Supporting Mezzanine Floor, Looking Southwest
HB644124
Second Floor, Reinforced Concrete Warehouse, Beams Supporting Mezzanine Floor, Looking Southwest
Mezzanine Floor (between Second And Third Floors), Reinforced Concrete Warehouse, Looking Southeast
HB644125
Mezzanine Floor (between Second And Third Floors), Reinforced Concrete Warehouse, Looking Southeast
Fourth Floor, Reinforced Concrete Warehouse, Corkscrew Chute, Looking South
HB644126
Fourth Floor, Reinforced Concrete Warehouse, Corkscrew Chute, Looking South
Fifth Floor, Reinforced Concrete Warehouse Column Supports And Windows, Looking West
HB644127
Fifth Floor, Reinforced Concrete Warehouse Column Supports And Windows, Looking West
Fifth Floor, Reinforced Concrete Warehouse Corner Supports, Looking Northeast
HB644128
Fifth Floor, Reinforced Concrete Warehouse Corner Supports, Looking Northeast
Sixth Floor, Reinforced Concrete Warehouse, Looking East
HB644129
Sixth Floor, Reinforced Concrete Warehouse, Looking East
First Floor, Steel Frame Warehouse, Shop, Looking Northeast
HB644130
First Floor, Steel Frame Warehouse, Shop, Looking Northeast
First Floor, Steel Frame Warehouse, Sawtooth Roof Monitor, Detail, Looking Northeast
HB644131
First Floor, Steel Frame Warehouse, Sawtooth Roof Monitor, Detail, Looking Northeast
View South, Quonset Hut
HB644132
View South, Quonset Hut
Interior, Quonset Hut, Looking North
HB644133
Interior, Quonset Hut, Looking North


Data Pages


Photo Caption Pages


Item Title


Location
120-234 Adair Street, Detroit, MI

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER MI-13
Building/structure dates: 1920 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1923 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1949 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1957 subsequent work
Significance: The complex is significant on two grounds. First, it has historical associations with the Buhl family, one of Detroit's leading industrial and commercial families of the last two centuries. Second, it is an unusually ornate example of a warehouse and was designed by John Scott, a prominent Detroit architect.

Subjects
Building Deterioration
Concrete Block Buildings
Brick Buildings


Related Names
Scott, John
Talbot & Meir
H.F. Campbell Construction Company
Steel Structures, Incorporated
Buhl, Christian H.
Buhl, Theodore DeLong


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW SOUTH, WEST FACADES OF GARAGE, LOADING DOCK, WAREHOUSE
2. VIEW SOUTHEAST, REINFORCED CONCRETE WAREHOUSE, NORTH AND WEST ELEVATIONS
3. VIEW SOUTHEAST, OFFICE BUILDING, WEST (FRONT) AND SOUTH ELEVATIONS
4. VIEW EAST, OFFICE BUILDING, WEST (FRONT) ELEVATION
5. VIEW NORTHWEST, OFFICE BUILDING
6. VIEW NORTHEAST, WAREHOUSE ROOF AND WATER TOWER
7. VIEW EAST, OFFICE BUILDING, ENTRANCE DETAIL
8. VIEW EAST, OFFICE BUILDING, DOOR FRAME DETAIL AND INTERIOR VIEW
9. FIRST FLOOR, OFFICE BUILDING, FRONT DOOR AND FOYER, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
10. FIRST FLOOR, OFFICE BUILDING, ENTRANCE STAIRCASE, LOOKING EAST
11. SECOND FLOOR, OFFICE BUILDING, ENTRANCE STAIRCASE AND FOYER, LOOKING WEST
12. SECOND FLOOR, OFFICE BUILDING, GLASS ENCLOSED STAIRCASE, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
13. SECOND FLOOR, OFFICE BUILDING, LOOKING EAST TOWARD VAULT
14. SECOND FLOOR, OFFICE BUILDING, VAULT, LOOKING SOUTHEAST
15. SECOND FLOOR, OFFICE BUILDING, OFFICES, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
16. SECOND FLOOR, OFFICE BUILDING, MR. BUHL'S OFFICE, LOOKING NORTHWEST
17. THIRD FLOOR, OFFICE BUILDING, AUDITORIUM, LOOKING NORTHEAST
18. SECOND FLOOR, REINFORCED CONCRETE WAREHOUSE, BEAMS SUPPORTING MEZZANINE FLOOR, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
19. MEZZANINE FLOOR (BETWEEN SECOND AND THIRD FLOORS), REINFORCED CONCRETE WAREHOUSE, LOOKING SOUTHEAST
20. FOURTH FLOOR, REINFORCED CONCRETE WAREHOUSE, CORKSCREW CHUTE, LOOKING SOUTH
21. FIFTH FLOOR, REINFORCED CONCRETE WAREHOUSE COLUMN SUPPORTS AND WINDOWS, LOOKING WEST
22. FIFTH FLOOR, REINFORCED CONCRETE WAREHOUSE CORNER SUPPORTS, LOOKING NORTHEAST
23. SIXTH FLOOR, REINFORCED CONCRETE WAREHOUSE, LOOKING EAST
24. FIRST FLOOR, STEEL FRAME WAREHOUSE, SHOP, LOOKING NORTHEAST
25. FIRST FLOOR, STEEL FRAME WAREHOUSE, SAWTOOTH ROOF MONITOR, DETAIL, LOOKING NORTHEAST
26. VIEW SOUTH, QUONSET HUT
27. INTERIOR, QUONSET HUT, LOOKING NORTH


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