Ypsilanti in Washtenaw County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Hudsons & Friends
at the Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum
The building has stories to tell
It can tell about first being built as an electric plant before being converted to manufacturing in 1905. There are memories of 1916 when it became the first Dodge dealership outside Detroit, later becoming a Willys-Overland-Whippet car dealership. But Hudson Sales & Service is its claim to fame, as Carl Miller sold Hudson cars here for 25 years, until 1958, as the world's last Hudson dealer. This building really found its voice in 1995, reborn as the Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum.
You Auto Know
Carl Miller's Hudson Sales & Service sold 1,969 new Hudson, Essex, Terraplane, Rambler, and Metropolitan automobiles, and one 1957 Nash.
Erected by Motorcities National Heritage Area, National Park Service.
Marker series. This marker is included in the MotorCities National Heritage Area marker series.
Location. 42° 14.754′ N, 83° 36.479′ W. Marker is in Ypsilanti, Michigan, in Washtenaw County. Marker is at the intersection of East Cross Street and North River Street, on the right when traveling east on East Cross Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 East Cross Street, Ypsilanti MI 48198, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Ypsilanti (within shouting distance of this marker); The Last Hudson Dealership (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Michigan Central Freighthouse (about 800 feet away); 220 N. Huron (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Ypsilanti (approx. ¼ mile away); Manufacturing History (approx. 0.3 miles away); Facing the Fire (approx. 0.3 miles away); Michigan's Interurbans (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Ypsilanti.
Also see . . .
1. Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum - MotorCities Marker. (Submitted on August 19, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
2. Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum. (Submitted on April 29, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Roads & Vehicles •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 133 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page was last revised on October 6, 2016.