Detroit in Wayne County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Elijah McCoy Homesite
Erected 1975 by Michigan History Division, Department of State, Detroit Historical Commission. (Marker Number L0362.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Industry & Commerce • Science & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1279 Elijah McCoy Dr, Detroit MI 48202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. United Sound Systems Recording Studios (approx. half a mile away); Motown (approx. half a mile away); Wayne State University (approx. 0.8 miles away); Charles Lang Freer House / Merrill-Palmer Institute (approx. 0.8 miles away); Robert Pauli Scherer (approx. 0.8 miles away); Hilberry Theatre (approx. 0.8 miles away); Thompson Home (approx. 0.8 miles away); Mackenzie House (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Detroit.
Also see . . . Elijah McCoy. Excerpt:
Despite his qualifications, McCoy was unable to find work as an engineer in the United States due to racial barriers; skilled professional positions were not available for African Americans at the time, regardless of their training or background.(Submitted on May 5, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 5, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. This page has been viewed 31 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 5, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.