Detroit in Wayne County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Creating A Legend
at the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant
in which Henry Ford explored design and created the car that changed the world, the Model T. Built for Ford Motor Company in 1904, its three brick stories rose next to the railroad tracks, with firewalls and sprinklers to minimize the risk of fire, with nearly 400 windows to maximize light into its 400-foot length. Ford business manager James Couzen's office was on the main floor, but Henry Ford's office was on the second floor, near the vehicle design and innovation and production that he nurtured.
You Auto Know
The company moved into the Piquette plant 18 months after starting operations in a rented building on Mack Avenue in June 1903.
Erected by MotorCities National Heritage Area, National Park Service.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Roads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1904.
Location. 42° 22.1′ N, 83° 3.915′ W. Marker is in Detroit, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is on Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 461 Piquette Ave, 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. At The Height Of His Powers (here, next to this marker); Steps to Success (here, next to this marker); Ford's Model T (a few steps from this marker); Milwaukee Junction (a few steps from this marker); Studebaker in Detroit (a few steps from this marker); Ford Piquette Plant (within shouting distance of this marker); Detroit Association of Women's Clubs (approx. 0.4 miles away); Omega Psi Phi (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Detroit.
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 6, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. This page has been viewed 45 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 6, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.