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

Ford Motor Company Lamp Factory

 
 
Ford Motor Company Lamp Factory Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, September 25, 2020
1. Ford Motor Company Lamp Factory Marker
Inscription.  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.
 
Erected 2008 by Michigan Historical Commission — Michigan Historical Center. (Marker Number L2198.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 42° 
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By Joel Seewald, September 25, 2020
2. Ford Motor Company Lamp Factory Marker
5.996′ N, 83° 17.669′ W. Marker is in Flat Rock, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is on West Huron River Drive, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 26601 West Huron River Drive, Flat Rock MI 48134, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. State Police Post (approx. 3.1 miles away); Battle of Brownstown (approx. 4.6 miles away); War of 1812 Memorial (approx. 4.6 miles away); Hull's Trace (approx. 5.7 miles away); Battle of Monguagon (approx. 6.2 miles away); The Old Burial Ground (approx. 6.4 miles away); Times of Change (approx. 6.6 miles away); Taylor Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery (approx. 7.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Ford Motor Company Lamp Factory. Wikipedia article about the lamp factory. (Submitted on September 25, 2020, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.) 
 
Ford Motor Company Lamp Factory Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, September 25, 2020
3. Ford Motor Company Lamp Factory Marker
View looking north along West Huron Drive.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 25, 2020, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 45 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 25, 2020, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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