Model T Automotive Heritage Complex
The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant was built in
1904. It was the first building to be built and owned by the Ford Motor
Company. While in operation, this plant produced Model B, C, F, K, N, R,
S, and T automobiles. The Model T, believed to be the most important car
in history, was both conceived and first built at this plant. The application of
using the moving assembly line to manufacture automobiles is also believed to
have conceived here. While here at Piquette, Ford became the largest
American manufacturer of automobiles, building over 100 cars per day and
employing over 300 people. With the success of the Model T, Ford soon
outgrew the plant in 1910.
Piquette Avenue, Detroit, Michigan, USA
Model T Automotive Heritage Complex, located at the corner of Piquette and
Beaubien Avenues, Detroit, Michigan USA.
front view of the T-Plex from Piquette Avenue.
long and narrow 3 story plant is approximately 60,000 square feet of brick and
wood, measuring 56 x 402 feet.
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