Albert K. Stevens (1901-1984), came to Ann Arbor as a grad student in 1925, and became a professor of English in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, and of the Teaching of English in the School of Education. He was a founder of, and faculty advisor to, the University of Michigan Inter-Cooperative Council, and in 1944 co-signed the loan to purchase the first ICC co-op house, which was named in his honor, the A. K. Stevens Cooperative House. The house, which stood on Forest Avenue south of Hill Street, was totally destroyed by a fire which occurred while it was unoccupied and about to undergo extensive renovations.