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In Loving Memory of Harry Lewis Winston Jr. – The Harry L. Winston Jr. Memorial Fund

In memory of our dear friend, and the grandson of Albert Kahn, Harry L. Winston Jr., the Albert Kahn Legacy Foundation has established a special memorial fund in his honor.

Harry Lewis Winston Jr. passed away on December 1, 2023. He was born on February 26, 1928, in Detroit, Michigan to the late Lydia Winston Malbin and Harry Lewis Winston. He was also the grandson of prominent Detroit architect, Albert Kahn.

Art, history, and gardening were Harry’s passions. He dearly loved his family and was an inspiration to anyone who met him. Harry was a true gentleman and kindness was one of his greatest attributes.

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Historic Albert Kahn Mansion Hits the Market

See inside $2.5 million historic Michigan mansion with breathtaking architecture

DETROIT, MI — It’s not every day that history is up for sale, especially history the size of a mansion.

There is now an opportunity for one lucky buyer to live amidst history in this rare Michigan landmark.

Built in 1915, The Benjamin Siegel House is an exceptional property nestled in a gorgeous park-like setting, occupying half a city block on 2.16 lush acres in the coveted Boston-Edison Historic District.

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Albert Kahn Commemorative Postage Stamp is Proposed

Albert Kahn is commonly referred to as the “Father of Modern Industrial Design.”

The Albert Kahn Legacy Foundation, a nonprofit based in Detroit, has submitted a proposal to the U.S. Postal Service to create a stamp in his honor to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Ford Rouge Glass Plant, widely recognized as one of the most superbly designed industrial structures of the 20th century.

Kahn was tapped by Henry Ford to design his massive Highland Park factory where the moving assembly line was introduced to manufacture the Model T. 

Then, Kahn was tapped to design Ford’s River Rouge factory complex, the largest manufacturing facility in the world. Kahn’s streamlined factories featuring open, column-less spaces, glass walls and operable skylights not only revolutionized industrial design but also served as seminal inspirations for the Bauhaus modernist movement.

Kahn is commonly referred to as the “Father of Modern Industrial Design.” His designs and techniques were used by architects and engineers globally.

Kahn was born in Germany into a Jewish family in 1869. He immigrated to the U.S. in 1881 and died in 1942.

The foundation suggests that the stamp could be part of a series on great architects, successful immigrants or innovators. 

The Kahn


Located in Detroit’s New Center/Midtown North neighborhood, The Kahn is an 11-story, 320,000 square foot Art Deco masterpiece. The restoration of The Kahn included the conversion of office space into 206 studios, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments with floor plans ranging from 530 to 1,317 sq. ft.