U-M History: Eddie Kahn, Hockey Star and Neurosurgeon

U-M History: Eddie Kahn, Hockey Star and Neurosurgeon

Submitted by Everyone Murders on February 21st, 2013 at 11:51 AM

Before reading John U. Bacon's article in the latest Michigan Today, I was unaware of the wonderful legacy of Eddie Kahn.  With a lull in men's basketball, the current hockey team struggling through a tough season, and not a whole lot else going on, this article is worth your attention if you have a penchant for U-M history.

Some of the high points include:

  • Scored U-M's first hockey goal in January 1923
  • Son of architecture giant Albert Kahn
  • WWII veteran with a record of distinguished service
  • Neurosurgery pioneer, heading up the University Hospital Neurosurgery Section from 1949-1971
  • Knew some famous folks from the 20th century

 

Kahn with hockey stickEddie Kahn, Michigan Hockey Captain

Last Part of My U of M Albert Kahn Tour

Last Part of My U of M Albert Kahn Tour

Submitted by mikoyan on April 1st, 2011 at 12:52 AM

So I decided to finish my Albert Kahn Tour of the Campus tonight.  I realize that I am missing the Fraternity Houses he did.  I am also missing the buildings that were demolished but since I can't go back into time, I'm not including them here.  Anyways...

http://michiganexposures.blogspot.com/2011/03/betsy-barbour.html 

My first stop was the Betsy Barbour Dormitory.  The pictures aren't the greatest because I'm not terribly comfortable taking pictures of residences...especially all female ones....Anywho...

http://michiganexposures.blogspot.com/2011/03/helen-newberry-residence.html 

The Helen Newberry Residence.  Of these two buildings, I think I like this one better.

http://michiganexposures.blogspot.com/2011/03/couzens-hall.html 

Next stop, Couzens Hall.  Sadly, they are renovating it.  I say sadly because it messed up my pictures.  I'm glad they are renovating it though...continues the tradition.

http://michiganexposures.blogspot.com/2011/03/simpson-memorial-institute-for-medical.html 

Simpson Memorial Institute for Medical Research.  I really like this building and I wish I'd spotted it sooner.  But it is a bit off the beaten path (well for me anyway).

http://michiganexposures.blogspot.com/2011/03/kahn-auditorium.html 

I thought this was named for him....turns out it wasn't....Apparently nicknamed the pringle...can't figure out why...Just kidding.

http://michiganexposures.blogspot.com/2011/03/detroit-observatory.html 

The Detroit Observatory.  Given that this was built in 1854, I wonder if it is one of the oldest buildings on campus?  I'll have to check it out when it is open.

http://michiganexposures.blogspot.com/2011/03/burton-memorial-toweragainand-again.html 

Not actually part of the tour because I've taken pictures of it before, but I like it...so...

http://michiganexposures.blogspot.com/2011/03/miscellaneous-pictures-of-diag.html 

Same with this....

http://michiganexposures.blogspot.com/2011/03/central-campus-flagpole.html 

One of the things I like about doing my blog is some of the quirky little facts I learn.

http://michiganexposures.blogspot.com/2011/03/squirrel_31.html 

One of Michigan's Famous Squirrels....I'm surprised he didn't shake me down for food after he posed.

http://michiganexposures.blogspot.com/2011/03/looking-down-state-street.html 

Just a shot of State Street.

Mikoyan Walks Around Ann Arbor Again...

Mikoyan Walks Around Ann Arbor Again...

Submitted by mikoyan on March 19th, 2011 at 1:47 AM

It was a nice night tonight, so I decided to mosey on over to Ann Arbor for a bit of a walk and some pictures.  I was gonna try to get some of the other Kahn buildings that I didn't get last time since I would have plenty of sun this time.  Anyways.....

http://michiganexposures.blogspot.com/2011/03/block-m-flag.html 

This particular post was actually posted from Ann Arbor.

http://michiganexposures.blogspot.com/2011/03/endover-cube.html 

Nobody was playing with it though

http://michiganexposures.blogspot.com/2011/03/university-of-michigan-museum-of-art.html 

Not a Kahn building but still pretty cool.

http://michiganexposures.blogspot.com/2011/03/blog-post.html 

Also not a Kahn building...but still pretty cool.  I have other pictures of the law school on my blog.

http://michiganexposures.blogspot.com/2011/03/clements-library.html 

This is a Kahn building....and pretty cool.

http://michiganexposures.blogspot.com/2011/03/west-engineering-building-revisited.html 

Since it was brighter this time.

http://michiganexposures.blogspot.com/2011/03/martha-cook-building.html 

Not quite the whole building...

http://michiganexposures.blogspot.com/2011/03/cc-little-building-revisited.html 

STill bright enough

http://michiganexposures.blogspot.com/2011/03/natural-history-building-revisited.html 

This was probably the main reason I decided to revisit buildings from last time.

http://michiganexposures.blogspot.com/2011/03/burton-memorial-tower_18.html 

My camera automatically takes pictures of this....wierd.

http://michiganexposures.blogspot.com/2011/03/eh-kraus-building.html 

One I didn't get last time.....I don't like it as much as some of the other Kahn buildings...not quite as ornate.

http://michiganexposures.blogspot.com/2011/03/diag.html 

A bunch of buildings.

http://michiganexposures.blogspot.com/2011/03/formerly-drakes-sandwich-shop.html 

Some personal history

http://michiganexposures.blogspot.com/2011/03/us-flag.html 

Some country's flag

http://michiganexposures.blogspot.com/2011/03/state-street.html 

Some street...

http://michiganexposures.blogspot.com/2011/03/nickels-arcade.html 

And my last of the night.

I realize there are a ton of other Kahn buildings on campus I need to visit.  Eventually I will get them.  Now that it is staying brighter later, this is a little easier.