Fisher Body Plant 21 - Detroit, MI
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11
N 42° 22.123 W 083° 03.773
17T E 330143 N 4692777
Quick Description: Detroit's iconic Fisher Car Body Plant #21, which was in operation from 1921 until 1974.
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 4/25/2016 11:43:09 PM
Waymark Code: WMR122
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member kbarhow
Views: 6

Long Description:
The Fisher Company was synonymous with car bodies, not only in Detroit, but in Walkerville, ON. At its peak, the plants churned out over 370,000 car bodies a year for brands such as Abbot, Buick, Cadillac, Chalmers, Chandler, Chevrolet, Churchfield, Elmore, EMF, Ford, Herreshoff, Hudson, Krit, Oldsmobile, Packard, Regal, and Studebaker.

Fisher Plant 21 opened in 1921 and remained in operation until 1974, when operations were moved to other Fisher plants. It served as a homeless shelter and soup kitchen during the Great Depression, and manufactured aircraft during World War II. Today the building stands abandoned, left to the ravages of time, weather and vandals.

In 2004 it was designated as part of the Piquette Avenue Historic Industrial District.
Product manufactured here: Car bodies.

700 Piquette Avenue
Detroit, MI USA

Web Page: [Web Link]

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