Fred Hansen Papers

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.25 linear feet, (1 MB)

Fred Hansen (1914-1964) was a construction superintendent for Darin & Armstrong, Inc., a construction firm that worked with famed architect Minoru Yamasaki. Hansen served as the superintendent on three of Yamasaki’s Detroit projects: the Reynolds Metals Regional Sales Headquarters for Southeastern Michigan, Benjamin Franklin Junior High School, and the Helen DeRoy Auditorium at Wayne State University.

This collection consists of photographs, press releases and news clippings on the Reynolds building and Helen DeRoy Auditorium, as well as correspondence between Yamasaki, Darin & Armstrong Inc., and Hansen. Additional construction worksite photos are also included, along with a photograph of Fred Hansen himself.

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