The Ford Lamp Factory Complex
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Team Rumble
N 42° 05.983 W 083° 17.658
17T E 310283 N 4663395
Quick Description: Another local contribution from Henry Ford
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 11/29/2009 6:43:21 AM
Waymark Code: WM7T1E
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Scook
Views: 11

Long Description:
This complex was part of Henry Ford's "village industries" plan to decentralize production by building plants in rural areas. Designed by Detroit architect Albert Kahn, the early-1920s complex comprised a factory with hydroelectric generators, a dam, and a water filtration plant that supplied water to the village. A 1926 newspaper announcement predicted: "Flat Rock Will Grow Like a Forest Fire." The availability of hydroelectric power and factory jobs did spur the growth of Flat Rock and sustained it during the Depression. Between 1923 and 1938, 52 million lamp assemblies were made here. The factory produced a variety of lamps and lighting systems for automobiles, and World War II vehicles, before ceasing operations in 1950.
Historical Name: Henry Ford

Parking nearby?: yes

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website: [Web Link]

Registered Site #: L2198

Historical Date: Not listed

Description: Not listed

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