Dearborn in Wayne County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Carver Lab
for the Scientist's Special Work
One of history's great scientists worked here.
Renowned scientist George Washington Carver and Henry Ford became friends in 1936. Both were interested in developing synthetic rubber and plastics from soybeans, peanuts and cotton. Ford built Carver a research facility in this former waterworks building in 1942, with food and chemical laboratories, a library and an experimental kitchen. Carver spent two weeks working here, but died a few weeks later in Alabama. The lab closed in 1944.
You Auto Know
Here in Dearborn, Henry Ford and George Washington Carver explored using goldenrod plants to produce rubber.
Erected by MotorCities National Heritage Area, National Park Service.
Marker series. This marker is included in the MotorCities National Heritage Area marker series.
Location. 42° 18.449′ N, 83° 13.991′ W. Marker is in Dearborn, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker can be reached from Michigan Avenue (U.S. 12) 0.4 miles east of Brady Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at the entrance to Michigan Orthopedic Specialists, which is behind the building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 21031 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn MI 48124, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Millpond (approx. 0.2 miles away); Making Moves (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hanks Silk Mill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Smith Creek Depot (approx. ¼ mile away); Armington & Sims Machine Shop (approx. ¼ mile away); Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village (approx. ¼ mile away); Wright Cycle Shop (approx. 0.3 miles away); Sir John Bennett Jewelry Shop (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dearborn.
Also see . . . Celebrating 15 Years!. Brief history of the building on the Michigan Orthopedic Specialists website. (Submitted on July 18, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 18, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 18, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on July 18, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.