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Ford Piquette Avenue Plant

Detroit, Michigan
County of Wayne.
National Register Number: 02000041
Resource type: District.
Property type: Industry/Processing/Extract. - manufacturing. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Certified Local Government: YES

Statement of Significance (as of designation - February 17, 2006):
Built for the Ford Motor Company in 1904, this plant is where the company initially achieved quantity production of technically-advanced, yet inexpensive, automobiles, enabling Ford to become the largest automobile producer in the United States beginning in 1906, and influencing the path of the entire industry. In this plant, the Model T Ford, the most technologically, economically, and culturally significant automobile in American history was conceived, designed, and first produced. This facility represents Henry Ford’s rise to a preeminent position in the automotive industry, and in American history.

There are no threats to the landmark.

Recent work (2008) has begun on the facade after 4 years of fundraising.

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