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R. K. LeBlond Machine Tool Company, Front Office Block, 2980 Madison Road, Norwood, Hamilton County, OH



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Item Title


Location
2980 Madison Road, Norwood, OH

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER OH-71-B
Building/structure dates: 1917 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1950 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1957 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1950 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1968 subsequent work
Significance: The four story front office block with its clock tower is the symbolic "face" of the factory. The building contained most of the non-production functions of the factory such as executive offices, drafting, cafeteria and even warehousing of completed products. This part of the complex has the most architectural detailing even though it is somewhat limited. This building and the power house smokestack convey the industrial image to the world and carry the company's name and logo. Formal ceremonies and company advertising literature made use of the facade of this building; framed in the trees, the southeast corner of it presented Le Blond's image to the community.

Subjects
Office Buildings
Warehouses
Cafeterias


Related Names
Zettel And Rapp, Architects
Madison & Edwards Limited Partnership
Ack Mor Properties Inc.
Le Blond, R. K.
Le Blond, R. E.
Le Blond, D. W.


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
VIEW NORTHWEST, SOUTH SIDE AND EAST SIDE.
VIEW NORTHEAST, SOUTH SIDE AND WEST SIDE.
DETAIL OF WEST DOORWAY.
DETAIL OF TILE ORNAMENT, EAST DOORWAY.
DETAIL OF STONE FOUNDATION, WEST DOORWAY.
DETAIL OF STEEL SASH, FIRST FLOOR, SOUTH SIDE.
DETAIL OF ROOF FLAGPOLE, SOUTHEAST CORNER.
FIRST FLOOR WEST, DETAIL OF FREIGHT ELEVATOR, FIRE STAIR AND VEHICULAR DOORS.
FIRST FLOOR, VIEW NORTHEAST, TOWARD PRODUCTION AREA.
SECOND FLOOR EAST, DETAIL OF STAIRWAY.
SECOND FLOOR NORTH, DETAIL OF DOUBLE HUNG STEEL SASH.
DETAIL OF SECOND FLOOR METAL PARTITION WALL.
SECOND FLOOR, TOILET ROOM.
THIRD FLOOR, VIEW EAST IN PATTERN SHOP.
DETAIL, THIRD FLOOR STAIRWELL LIGHT.
DETAIL OF THIRD FLOOR CONCRETE COLUMN.
DETAIL, THIRD FLOOR PATTERN SHOP, TOILET ROOM.
DETAIL, THIRD FLOOR STEEL WINDOW SASH.
DETAIL, THIRD FLOOR, EXPANSION LOOP IN PIPING.
DETAIL, THIRD FLOOR, FREIGHT ELEVATOR DOORS.
FOURTH FLOOR, VIEW EAST, ELECTRICAL ASSEMBLY AREA.
DETAIL, ELEVATOR PENTHOUSE, HOISTING MACHINERY.


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