Dearborn in Wayne County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
that the Rouge Plant Built
There has always been a lot to stop for here.
In the 1800s, the Six Mile Inn was a rural rest stop here along the Chicago Road (today's Michigan Avenue) from Detroit. But the development nearby in the early 1900s of Ford Motor Company's massive Rouge industrial complex changed everything. The Michigan / Schaefer neighborhood grew with the Ford workforce, becoming one of suburban Wayne County's main commercial centers, including department stores, a movie theater, City Hall and restaurants.
You Auto Know
East Downtown Dearborn grew to encompass a million square feet of commercial space, the size of a regional mall today.
Erected by Motorcities National Heritage Area, National Park Service.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the MotorCities National Heritage Area series list.
Location. 42° 19.282′ N, 83° 10.678′ W. Marker is in Dearborn, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is at the Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13615 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn MI 48126, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dearborn City Hall Complex / Orville L. Hubbard (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dearborn War Memorial (about 300 feet away); Dearborn City Hall (about 300 feet away); The Schaefer Building (about 500 feet away); Dedicated to Christopher Columbus (approx. half a mile away); Fordson High School (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Ford Rotunda (approx. 0.6 miles away); Henry Ford Birthplace (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dearborn.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 27, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 15, 2015, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 380 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on July 15, 2015, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on October 27, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. 8. submitted on July 15, 2015, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.