Dearborn in Wayne County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Ford and Dearborn
Building a Business, Building a City
Henry Ford built the City of Dearborn
His business interests drove the consolidation of the City of Fordson and the City of Dearborn in 1929. To the east were the Ford Rouge Plant and the Ford Administration Building. To the west were Ford's airport, Ford Engineering and Research and the new Edison Institute (now named The Henry Ford).
The city grew with Ford Motor Company
In the 1930s, the Ford Rotunda began to delight the community with exhibits and events. In the 1950s the new Ford World Headquarters, sometimes called the "Glass House," was built on land that had once been Henry Ford's soybean fields.
You Auto Know
Architect Albert Kahn designed many buildings in Dearborn including the Ford Rouge Plant, the Rotunda, the Dearborn Inn and the Ford Engineering and Research building.
Erected by Motorcities National Heritage Area, National Park Service.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the MotorCities National Heritage Area
Location. 42° 18.808′ N, 83° 12.208′ W. Marker is in Dearborn, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is at the intersection of Michigan Avenue (U.S. 12) and Continental Drive, on the right when traveling east on Michigan Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 16301 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn MI 48126, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Ten Eyck Tavern (approx. 0.9 miles away); Dr. Samuel Pierce Duffield (approx. 0.9 miles away); Henry Ford Birthplace (approx. 1.1 miles away); Daggett Farmhouse (approx. 1.2 miles away); Noah Webster Home (approx. 1.2 miles away); Edison Homestead (approx. 1.2 miles away); Thomas Edison’s Menlo Park Office and Library (approx. 1.3 miles away); Sir John Bennett Jewelry Shop (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dearborn.
Also see . . . The Henry Ford. (Submitted on October 27, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 27, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 19, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 309 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 19, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. 7. submitted on October 27, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.