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Woodward Avenue (M-1) - Automotive Heritage Trail - Ford Motor Company - Highland Park Plant
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
N 42° 24.615 W 083° 05.992
17T E 327211 N 4697463
Quick Description: The Ford Motor Company Highland Park Plant is significant for being, among other things, where Henry Ford first began the mass production of automobiles.
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 1/9/2010 2:08:13 AM
Waymark Code: WM81D5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team
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Long Description:
?The plant was also the site where Ford instituted the "five dollar day," a generous wage for the time.

Detroit architect Albert Kahn designed the complex, which included offices, factories, a power plant and a foundry. In 1927, Ford shifted auto production to the River Rouge Plant in Dearborn, limiting Highland Park to truck and tractor manufacturing. The Highland Park Plant is a National Historic Landmark.

The Highland Park Plant was built between 1909 and 1920 on the lot bounded by Woodward, Manchester and Oakland Avenues, and three railroad tracks. An office building, a garage and several machine shops once stood on this portion of the site.

(taken from www.byways.org)

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Official Name: Woodward Avenue (M-1) - Automotive Heritage Trail

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