Woodward Avenue (M-1) - Ford Piquette Street Plant - Detroit MI
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie
N 42° 22.118 W 083° 03.901
17T E 329967 N 4692771
Quick Description: The second home of the Ford Motor Company and a point of interest along the byway
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 9/29/2015 6:45:27 AM
Waymark Code: WMPP1A
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
Views: 2

Long Description:
On June 16, 1903 Henry Ford and 12 other Detroit men met in the offices of architect Alexander Malcomson, located at the intersection of Griswold and Jefferson, and organized the Ford Motor Company. They provided the financial resources to build this factory at the corner of Piquette and Beaubien. Horace Rackham was one of the founders, a man who contributed substantial funds to the University of Michigan, attaching his name to one impressive building in Ann Arbor and another at the corner of Warren and Woodward.
Program: America's Byways

Website: [Web Link]

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

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