Ford Rotunda Construction Site, Dearborn, Michigan, June 11, 1935

Summary

The Rotunda was built for the Ford Motor Company exhibition at the 1934 Chicago World's Fair. It was later rebuilt in Dearborn, Michigan, where it served as a hospitality center for tourists from 1936 to 1962. This photograph shows the Rotunda under construction at its second and final home - across from the Administration Building at Ford's River Rouge Plant.

The Rotunda was built for the Ford Motor Company exhibition at the 1934 Chicago World's Fair. It was later rebuilt in Dearborn, Michigan, where it served as a hospitality center for tourists from 1936 to 1962. This photograph shows the Rotunda under construction at its second and final home - across from the Administration Building at Ford's River Rouge Plant.

Artifact

Photographic print

Date Made

11 June 1935

Subject Date

11 June 1935

Collection Title

General Photographs Series 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.833.61925.38

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Linen (Material)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8 in

Width: 11 in

Inscriptions

Title block in image in lower right corner reads: FORD MOTOR COMPANY No.61925 / ROTUNDA BUILDING / ROUGE PLANT, DEARBORN, MICH. / W.E. O'Neil Construction Co.-General Contractors / Date 6-11-35 Photo No. 38

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