Niles, MI: The Kawneer Company, 1945. First edition. Staplebound Wraps with cloth spine. Oversized folio (17"x22"), 14 pages of construction details, complete. Very Good; binding excellent, but stained cover, normal edgewear. Item #18945
The mid-twentieth century was a period of transition in the United States. Aluminum facades became the new face of downtown buildings, because they resisted rot much better than wood, and offered a modern aesthetic that made them more competitive. These construction details for Kawneer's standard line offer an insider's view on these new storefronts, and helpful detail for anyone restoring or renovating one.