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Building the Ann Arbor News Building

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2016 marks the 80th anniversary of the former Ann Arbor News Building at 340 E. Huron St. - the only commercial building in Ann Arbor designed by renowned architect [http://oldnews.aadl.org/taxonomy/term/25552|Albert Kahn]. Watch the above slideshow to see the construction of this iconic art deco-style building, week by week, from [http://oldnews.aadl.org/N083_0024_003|the first shovelful on August 28, 1935] through [http://oldnews.aadl.org/N083_0042_001|its completion at the end of January, 1936].

Between January and April 1936, the News building was outfitted with [http://oldnews.aadl.org/N083_0061_001|furnishings], [http://oldnews.aadl.org/N083_0062_001|equipment] and a [http://oldnews.aadl.org/N083_0048_001|new printing press]. On May 21, 1936, [http://oldnews.aadl.org/N083_0052_001|an open house was held for the public]. Longtime News photographer [http://oldnews.aadl.org/taxonomy/term/4834|Eck Stanger] took dozens of photos of interior spaces and staff after construction was completed, including [http://oldnews.aadl.org/news_building_19360512-newsroom|the News room] and [http://oldnews.aadl.org/news_building_1936-linotype_operator|equipment operators], and he continued to shoot photos of staff at work [http://oldnews.aadl.org/N083_0071_008|writing], [http://oldnews.aadl.org/N083_0073_001|composing], [http://oldnews.aadl.org/N083_0071_001|printing], and [http://oldnews.aadl.org/N083_0071_003|delivering the News] through 1937.

The Ann Arbor News occupied the building until the paper's first print-run closure in 2009. It is now owned by the University of Michigan Credit Union.

[http://oldnews.aadl.org/a2_news_building|View all photos of the new Ann Arbor News building].

You can also catch a related exhibition, [http://www.umma.umich.edu/view/exhibitions/2016-albert-kahn.php|"Albert Kahn: Under Construction"], at the University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA), now through July 3, 2016.