Ford Motor Company (Mack Avenue Plant)

Summary

Henry Ford's third automobile company, formed in 1903, set up shop in a former wagon factory on Detroit's Mack Avenue. Ford's small crew assembled Model As from components made elsewhere. Within 18 months, Ford Motor Company moved to a larger facility on Piquette Avenue. This building is a replica, about one-fourth the size of the original Mack Avenue plant.

Henry Ford's third automobile company, formed in 1903, set up shop in a former wagon factory on Detroit's Mack Avenue. Ford's small crew assembled Model As from components made elsewhere. Within 18 months, Ford Motor Company moved to a larger facility on Piquette Avenue. This building is a replica, about one-fourth the size of the original Mack Avenue plant.

Artifact

Factory (Structure)

Date Made

1945

Creators

Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village 

Cutler, Edward James, 1882-1961 

Place of Creation

United States, Michigan, Dearborn 

Creator Notes

Designed by Architect, Edward J. Cutler and built in 1945 in Greenfield Village. Replica is one-quarter the size of original building.

Greenfield Village
 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Henry Ford's Model T District

Object ID

45.121.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Wood (Plant material)

Technique

Reconstruction (Construction)

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