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Warren in Macomb County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

General Motors Technical Center

 
 
General Motors Technical Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., August 16, 2015
1. General Motors Technical Center Marker
Inscription. An American icon of modern architecture, the General Motors (GM) Technical Center stands as a model corporate research and development park. Thirty-one buildings were constructed between 1949 and 1985. Conceived in 1944 by Board of Directors Chairman Alfred P. Sloan, the center centralized GM's research, design and engineering efforts. Vice President for Styling Harley Earl chose Eliel and Eero Saarinen to design the campus. Eero Saarinen's International Style buildings complemented by the grounds he planned with landscape architect Thomas Church. Saarinen also worked with GM's Argonaut Division, which designed many of the structures. The center is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Erected 2002 by Michigan Historical Commission-Michigan Historical Center. (Marker Number S676.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 30.705′ N, 83° 2.769′ W. Marker is in Warren, Michigan, in Macomb County. Marker is at the intersection of Mound Road and GM Tech Center Road, on the right when traveling north on Mound Road. Touch for map. This marker is at the west entrance to the General Motors Technical Center. Marker is in this post office area: Warren MI 48093, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
General Motors Technical Center and Governor Alex J. Groesbeck Markers image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., August 16, 2015
2. General Motors Technical Center and Governor Alex J. Groesbeck Markers
At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Governor Alex J. Groesbeck (here, next to this marker); Warren Village Hall (approx. 0.9 miles away); First Baptist Church of Warren (approx. one mile away); The Wilson-Bosh Home (approx. one mile away); The Joiner House 1895 (approx. one mile away); Detroit Memorial Park Cemetery (approx. 1.1 miles away); Detroit Arsenal Tank Plant (approx. 1.2 miles away); Warren Union Cemetery (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Warren.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 27, 2015, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 140 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 27, 2015, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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