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Ypsilanti in Washtenaw County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Hudsons & Friends

at the Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum

 
 
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By Joel S., March 26, 2016
1. Hudsons & Friends Marker
Inscription.
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.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the MotorCities National Heritage Area marker series.
 
Location. 42° 14.754′ N, 83° 36.479′ W. Marker is in Ypsilanti, Michigan, in Washtenaw County. Marker is at the intersection of East Cross Street and North River Street, on the right when traveling east on East Cross Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 East Cross Street, Ypsilanti MI 48198, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
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By Joel S., March 26, 2016
2. Upper left image
1946 Hudson Dealership. Photo courtesy of Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum.
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.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceRoads & Vehicles
 
<i>Upper right image</i> image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., March 26, 2016
3. Upper right image
Carl L. Miller. Photo courtesy of Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum.
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By Joel S., March 26, 2016
4. Lower left image
Museum, 1999. Photo courtesy of Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum.
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By Joel S., March 26, 2016
5. Lower middle image
Show Room, 1946, waiting for first new car after WW II. Photo courtesy of Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum.
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By Joel S., March 26, 2016
6. Lower right image
Museum, 2007
Hudsons & Friends Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., March 26, 2016
7. Hudsons & Friends Marker
Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., March 26, 2016
8. Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 6, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 29, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 186 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on April 29, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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