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Dearborn in Wayne County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Carver Lab

for the Scientist's Special Work

 
 
The Carver Lab Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, July 18, 2018
1. The Carver Lab Marker
Inscription.  
One of history's great scientists worked here.
Renowned scientist George Washington Carver and Henry Ford became friends in 1936. Both were interested in developing synthetic rubber and plastics from soybeans, peanuts and cotton. Ford built Carver a research facility in this former waterworks building in 1942, with food and chemical laboratories, a library and an experimental kitchen. Carver spent two weeks working here, but died a few weeks later in Alabama. The lab closed in 1944.

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Here in Dearborn, Henry Ford and George Washington Carver explored using goldenrod plants to produce rubber.
 
Erected by MotorCities National Heritage Area, National Park Service.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesScience & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the George Washington Carver 🥜, and the MotorCities National Heritage Area series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1936.
 
Location. 42° 18.449′ N, 83° 13.991′ W. Marker
Upper Left Image image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, July 18, 2018
2. Upper Left Image
George Washington Carver. Photo from the collections of The Henry Ford.
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is in Dearborn, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker can be reached from Michigan Avenue (U.S. 12) 0.4 miles east of Brady Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is at the entrance to Michigan Orthopedic Specialists, which is behind the building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 21031 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn MI 48124, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Millpond (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hanks Silk Mill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Smith Creek Depot (approx. ¼ mile away); Armington & Sims Machine Shop (approx. ¼ mile away); Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village (approx. ¼ mile away); Wright Cycle Shop (approx. 0.3 miles away); Sir John Bennett Jewelry Shop (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Richard Gardner House (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dearborn.
 
Also see . . .  Celebrating 15 Years!. Brief history of the building on the Michigan Orthopedic Specialists website. (Submitted on July 18, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.) 
 
Lower Left Image image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, July 18, 2018
3. Lower Left Image
Plastic car, example of Henry Ford and George Washington Carver's explorations of the use of soy products in industry. Photo courtesy of the Dearborn Historical Museum.
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By Joel Seewald, July 18, 2018
4. Middle Image
The Carver Laboratory. Photo courtesy of the Dearborn Historical Museum.
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By Joel Seewald, July 18, 2018
5. Right Image
Research in Carver Lab, 1941. Photo courtesy of the Dearborn Historical Museum.
The Carver Lab and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, July 18, 2018
6. The Carver Lab and Marker
Front of the Former Carver Lab Building image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, July 18, 2018
7. Front of the Former Carver Lab Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 18, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 18, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 142 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on July 18, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.

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