Ford Piquette Ave Plant - Detroit MI
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie
N 42° 22.118 W 083° 03.909
17T E 329956 N 4692771
Quick Description: This was the second home of the Ford Motor Company and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2006.
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 7/16/2014 9:21:58 AM
Waymark Code: WMM3R2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
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Long Description:
It is known as the birthplace of the Ford Model T. In 1904 the board of the Ford Motor Company approved the building of a New England style mill building at the corner of Piquette and Beaubien St. Ford occupied the building from 1904 to 1910 building the Model B, C, F, N, R, S and T here. In 1907 on the 3rd floor, Ford and a team on engineers developed the Model T. The first Model T rolled off the floor in 1908. Due to the success of the Model T, the Ford Company built the Highland Park Plant and moved production to this location in 1910.
Product manufactured here: Ford Model T

Address:
461 Piquette St
Detroit, MI


Web Page: [Web Link]

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