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Kaufman Footwear Lobby and Office (Kaufman Lofts) Doors Open Waterloo Region

Kaufman Footwear Lobby and Office (Kaufman Lofts)

Step through the impressive main entrance of the Kaufman Footwear factory, now Kaufman Lofts. Visit the lobby and former executive office. See original plaster ceilings, pendant lighting, woodwork, stone trim, flooring, fireplace and other original fixtures. Architect Albert Kahn pioneered a revolution in industrial building technology in structures like this, increasing window area, fireproofing and open space.

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Contact info

404 King Street West (enter at the corner of King Street West and Francis Street North)
Kitchener , Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 1908, 1911, 1920, 1925, renovated 2005-06
Architect: Albert Kahn, Detroit (1908-25), Quadrangle Architects, Toronto (2005-06)

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 21, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Kaufman Footwear Lobby and Office (Kaufman Lofts) 404 King Street West (enter at the corner of King Street West and Francis Street North)