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Ford Building
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Historic Markers
N 42° 19.798 W 083° 02.816
17T E 331352 N 4688441
Quick Description: Located in front of the Ford Building on the outside.
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 11/16/2014 2:37:48 PM
Waymark Code: WMMWWJ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 2

Long Description:
Amont Detroits first skyscrapers, the nineteen-story Ford Building was built between 1907 and 1909. The Chicago artchitectural firm Daniel H. Burnham and Company designed it and two other Detroit buildings, the Majerstic and the Dime. One of the first buildings in Detroit to utilize a steel frame, the edifice is sheathed in terra cotta and assented in Italian marble. The 250-foot-tall structure was the tallest building in Detroit for several years. Named after Toledo based glass manufacturer Edward Ford (1843-1920), it served Detroit's Financial District and housed several of the city's leading legal firms. During the 1926 Ossian Sweet trials, Clarence Darrow led the defense from offices on the seventeenth floor.
Parking nearby?: yes

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Registered Site #: 727

Historical Date: Not listed

Historical Name: Not listed

Description: Not listed

website: Not listed

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