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Highland Park Ford Plant

Highland Park, Michigan
County of Wayne.
National Register Number: 73000961
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Industry/Processing/Extract. - manufacturing. The threat level was Threatened in
2008.
Congressional District: MI-14 Certified Local Government: NO
Web Site: www.sos.state.mi.us/history/preserve/phissite/highland.html.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - June 2, 1978):
Designed mostly by noted industrial architect Albert Kahn, this plant is considered the birthplace of the moving assembly line. It was in operation from 1910 to 1927.

Condition:
The structure is still partially used as a warehouse but is primarily abandoned. A shopping mall ("Model T Plaza) has been built on the land adjacent to the building. The building is in disrepair and is not open to the public. "Model T Plaza" has a stylized Model T on the corner and a failed architectural attempt to mimic the legendary plant located behind the mall.

There are no changes since the last report.


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