Ford River Rouge Plant Steel Mill
Steel Mill Plant and Dearborn Stamping Plant (Steel Operations Building). The Steel Operations Building, which combines the Steel Mill Plant and Dearborn Stamping Plant under one roof, is over a mile long, covers an area of approximately 72 acres, and is situated in the center of the Rouge Complex. Included in this gigantic edifice are portions of the Open Hearth Building, the Rolling Mill, the Pressed Steel Building, and the Spring and Upset Building. All were designed by Albert Kahn and constructed in the 1920s. Also included is the 1938 Kahn-designed Press Shop. Generally, the structures rest on concrete foundations, have lower walls of brick, upper walls of metal, and are capped with butterfly and clerestory monitor roofs.
View from east, showing east facade of Steel Mill