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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
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.

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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