Flint in Genesee County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Body By Fisher
GM and Fisher Body Corporation
When GM acquired complete ownership of Fisher Body Corporation in 1926, the company already had the largest and best-equipped body-building plants in the world. To replace bodies shipped up from Detroit, Fisher Body Plant #1 on south Saginaw Street made bodies for Buicks. Fisher Body Plant #2 was built here on Chevrolet Avenue to service Chevrolet Motor Company.
The Fisher brothers, from Ohio, founded the Fisher Body Corporation in 1908 in Detroit. They achieved quick success with production of the first closed auto bodies, and later built all of General Motors' auto bodies.
You Auto Know
The workers in Flint's Fisher Body factories played a major role in the 1936-37 Sit-Down Strike.
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 1926.
Location. 43° 0.623′ N, 83° 42.613′ W. Marker is in Flint, Michigan, in Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Flint MI 48504, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chevrolet Empire (here, next to this marker); Sitting For 44 Days (here, next to this marker); Flint Industry / GM Sit-Down Strike (here, next to this marker); At Their Side (here, next to this marker); Charles Kettering (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Learning Leadership (approx. ¼ mile away); Michigan School for the Deaf / Superintendent's Cottage (approx. half a mile away); Birthplace of the National Fraternal Society of the Deaf (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Flint.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 29, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. This page has been viewed 300 times since then and 182 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 29, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.