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Dearborn in Wayne County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Ford and Dearborn

Building a Business, Building a City

 
 
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By Joel Seewald, August 17, 2016
1. Ford and Dearborn: Building a Business, Building a City Marker
Inscription.
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.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the MotorCities National Heritage Area marker series.
 
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
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By Joel Seewald, August 17, 2016
2. Upper left image
In 1944, the Ford Rouge Plant complex in Dearborn, Michigan looms in the distance, with the Ford Administration Building and Ford Rotunda in the foreground. Photo courtesy of the Dearborn Historical Museum.
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.
 
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 Edisonís 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.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
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By Joel Seewald, August 17, 2016
3. Lower left image
Ford Engineering and Research building, with Ford Airport in the background. Photo courtesy of the Dearborn Historical Museum.
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By Joel Seewald, August 17, 2016
4. Middle image
Ford World Headquarters opened in 1956. Photo courtesy of the Dearborn Historical Museum.
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By Joel Seewald, August 17, 2016
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Marshall Fredericks and his sculpture of Henry Ford at the Henry Ford Centennial Library in Dearborn, in 1978. Photo courtesy of the Dearborn Historical Museum.
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By Joel Seewald, August 17, 2016
6. Ford and Dearborn: Building a Business, Building a City Marker
Marshall Frederick's Henry Ford statue is in the background.
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By Joel Seewald, August 19, 2016
7. Henry Ford statue
Henry Ford
by Marshall M. Fredericks
1995

Made possible through the donations from the citizens of Dearborn, Michigan, Henry Ford's hometown.

Restored through a grant from the Henry Ford II Fund
Rededicated October 16, 2007
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 27, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 19, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 216 times since then and 53 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.
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