The former Ford Model T plant in Highland Park, Michigan

The Factory That Changed the World

Grand Daddy of them all and possibly the most famous factory in history, the remains of Henry Ford's Model T Automobile Plant in the Detroit enclave of Highland Park is still in partial use as a warehouse. Home of the moving assembly line and designed by industrial architect giant, Albert Kahn, the world beat a path to its door fueling the second industrial revolution and catapulting Detroit to wealth and fame.

Built in 1909, it once produced 1000 "Tin Lizzies" a day. In its last days of vehicle manufacturing, it produced Ford tractors. It ceased production in the early1970's. It has suffered greatly from neglect and faces an uncertain future.


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