Ypsilanti in Washtenaw County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Hudsons & Friends
at the Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum
The building has stories to tell
It can tell about first being built as an electric plant before being converted to manufacturing in 1905. There are memories of 1916 when it became the first Dodge dealership outside Detroit, later becoming a Willys-Overland-Whippet car dealership. But Hudson Sales & Service is its claim to fame, as Carl Miller sold Hudson cars here for 25 years, until 1958, as the world's last Hudson dealer. This building really found its voice in 1995, reborn as the Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum.
You Auto Know
Carl Miller's Hudson Sales & Service sold 1,969 new Hudson, Essex, Terraplane, Rambler, and Metropolitan automobiles, and one 1957 Nash.
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 1905.
Location. 42° 14.754′ N, 83° 36.479′ Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 East Cross Street, Ypsilanti MI 48198, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ypsilanti (within shouting distance of this marker); The Barracks / Ypsilanti in the Civil War (within shouting distance of this marker); Early Days in Depot Town (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ypsilanti Woolen Mill Company (about 500 feet away); The Thompson Building (about 500 feet away); Michigan Central Railroad Depot (about 500 feet away); Michigan Central Railroad Gardens (about 500 feet away); The Real McCoy (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ypsilanti.
Also see . . .
1. Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum - MotorCities Marker. (Submitted on August 19, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
2. Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum. (Submitted on April 29, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 6, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 29, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 275 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on April 29, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.