Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, Detroit Michigan
Description of the Exterior of this Building
Description of the Interior of this Building
Manufacturing Innovations at the Piquette Avenue Plant
Production and Labor at the Plant
Exterior Pictures 2
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.