Pontiac in Oakland County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
"Body by Fisher"
A Standard of Excellence in Pontiac
Skills, quality and leadership came naturally
to the Fisher brothers. By the time they formed Fisher Body Company in Detroit in 1908, they had adapted their carriage-making to the needs of automobile bodies and were ready for early customers like Ford and Cadillac. By the time Fisher Body built its factory on Pontiac's Baldwin Avenue in 1922, the company was known for innovation and precision mass-production at plants employing more than 100,000 people. When Fisher Body became a division of General Motors (GM) in 1926, the "Body by Fisher" insignia became a badge of quality on Pontiacs, Buicks and other GM vehicles.
You Auto Know
Fisher started building car bodies in Pontiac at the former 1.4 million square foot O.J. Beaudette Co. factory located at Wessen and Walnut Streets.
Erected by MotorCities National Heritage Area, National Park Service.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the MotorCities National Heritage Area series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1908.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pontiac MI 48341, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "X" Marks the Spot (approx. Ό mile away); Ordered by Mail - Sent by Rail (approx. Ό mile away); Welcome to Beaudette Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Great Escape (approx. 0.4 miles away); Oakland County Boat Club (approx. half a mile away); New Life for Children (approx. 0.6 miles away); Sylvan Lake Inn (approx. 0.7 miles away); Learning and Growing (approx. 0.7 miles away).
Also see . . . Fisher Body. Wikipedia article about the Fisher brothers and Fisher Body Company. (Submitted on May 30, 2021, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 30, 2021, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 176 times since then and 86 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on May 30, 2021, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.