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Birthplace of Ford Automobile

 
 
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By J.T. Lambrou, May 3, 2021
1. Birthplace of Ford Automobile Marker
Inscription.  This marker commemorates the birthplace of the Ford Motor car. Here in 1892, Henry Ford began experimenting with the motorized vehicle in his workshop, a small one-story brick structure, once located on this site. His invention was quite simple compared to today’s automobiles. It consisted of a two-cylinder machine, mounted in a light frame geared to bicycle wheels. That unpretentious auto was the start of the Ford Motor Company, which played a major part in the automobile industry that changed the face of Michigan and the world.
 
Erected 1980 by Michigan History Division, Department of State. (Marker Number S62.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRoads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1892.
 
Location. 42° 20.082′ N, 83° 3.184′ W. Marker is in Detroit, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is at the intersection of Bagley Street and West Grand River Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Bagley Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 220 Bagley Street, Detroit MI 48226, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
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By J.T. Lambrou, May 3, 2021
2. Birthplace of Ford Automobile Marker
Located at entrance to The Michigan Building
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of this marker. Grand Army of the Republic Building (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Theater District (approx. 0.2 miles away); Women's City Club of Detroit (approx. 0.2 miles away); David Whitney Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Vernor's Ginger Ale (approx. 0.2 miles away); The War of 1812 in Detroit / War of 1812 Grave Site (approx. 0.2 miles away); Central United Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Finney Barn (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Detroit.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 31, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 31, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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