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Pontiac in Oakland County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Welcome to Beaudette Park

"The Milldam"

 
 
Welcome to Beaudette Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, May 15, 2021
1. Welcome to Beaudette Park Marker
Inscription.  
Today, Pontiac's Rotary Park stands on the original site of the O.J. Beaudette Company factory at Walnut and Wesson Street.

Fun Facts: Did you know?
  • Beaudette Park was named for O. J. Beaudette, prominent businessman and manufacturer in the early auto industry.
  • The O.J. Beaudette Company was started in 1890 by Oliver J. Beaudette.
  • The Beaudette Company was one of the City of Pontiac's largest carriage (body) manufacturers by the turn of the century.
  • In 1922, the O. J. Beaudette Manufacturing Company was sold to Fisher Body Company.
  • In 1926 Fisher Body became part of General Motors Corporation.
O.J. Beaudette supplied Ford with over 2,000,000 bodies from 1910-1922 when the firm was purchased by Fisher Body Company

Bottom image caption:
Oliver Leo Beaudette home, 269 Huron, Pontiac (Located across from Pontiac Central High) Son of O.J. Beaudette Founder of Beaudette Manufacturing Company
 
Erected by Friends of the Pontiac Parks Association.
 
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Location. 42° 37.419′ N, 83° 19.012′ W. Marker is in Pontiac, Michigan, in Oakland County. Marker is on the north side of a kiosk in the middle of the park road, about 250 feet west of Orchard Lake Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 786 Orchard Lake Road, 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. "Body by Fisher" (approx. 0.3 miles away); "X" Marks the Spot (approx. 0.6 miles away); Ordered by Mail - Sent by Rail (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Great Escape (approx. 0.7 miles away); Oakland County Boat Club (approx. 0.8 miles away); New Life for Children (approx. 0.9 miles away); Automobile Financing (approx. 0.9 miles away); Sylvan Lake Inn (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pontiac.
 
Welcome to Beaudette Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, May 15, 2021
2. Welcome to Beaudette Park Marker
This marker is on the right side of the structure.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 31, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 31, 2021, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 502 times since then and 91 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 31, 2021, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.

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