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

Highland Park Plant

 
 
Highland Park Plant Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J.T. Lambrou, May 22, 2021
1. Highland Park Plant Marker
Inscription.  The Ford Motor Company Highland Park Plant was built between 1909 and 1920 on the lot bounded by Woodward, Manchester and Oakland Avenues, and three railroad tracks. An office building, a garage and several machine shops once stood on this portion of the site. At this plant Ford instituted the “five dollar day,” a generous wage for the time. In factory “H,” located directly east of here, he began mass producing automobiles on moving assembly lines. Detroit architect Albert Kahn designed the complex, which included offices, factories, a power plant, and a foundry. In 1927 Ford shifted auto production to the River Rouge Plant in Dearborn, limiting Highland Park to truck and tractor manufacturing. The Highland Park Plant is a National Historic Landmark.
 
Erected 1997 by Michigan Historical Center, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number S3B.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRoads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1909.
 
Location. 42° 24.48′ N, 83° 5.853′ W. Marker is in
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Highland Park, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Woodward Avenue and Manchester Street. Wall-mounted marker located on the brick façade, by the entrance to the Glory Supermarket. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14100 Woodward Ave, Highland Park MI 48203, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Home of Model T (approx. 0.2 miles away); Woodward Ave. Toll Gates (approx. 0.9 miles away); The First Mile of Concrete Highway (approx. one mile away); James Smith House (approx. 1.2 miles away); Duane Doty School (approx. 1½ miles away); Henry Ford House (approx. 1.8 miles away); Conant Gardens (approx. 1.9 miles away); Central Woodward Christian Church (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Highland Park.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. This marker number is shared with "Home of the Model T" though they are blocks apart. Special permission granted by the State of Michigan.
 
Highland Park Plant Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J.T. Lambrou, May 22, 2021
2. Highland Park Plant Marker
Highland Park Plant image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J.T. Lambrou, May 22, 2021
3. Highland Park Plant
Factory H mentioned on the marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 23, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. This page has been viewed 264 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 23, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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