Shorpy Saturday – Ford Motor Company: 1910

By Jeffrey Buck

This stretch of Woodward in Highland Park has changed significantly since 1910. A large portion of this factory no longer exists and what does still stand today is very neglected. It’s a shame that the office portion of the building has not been taken care of. It’s integral to this regions history and it continues to fall apart each day. The strip mall constructed on the property does nothing to for the history of this iconic factory unless you count the name, Model T Plaza.

Take a look at the photograph entitled “Ford Motor Company: 1910“:


Circa 1910. “Ford Motor Co., Detroit, Michigan. Highland Park plant.” 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

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About Jeffrey S. Buck

I'm currently a Project Manager at Cypress Partners, LLC in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. I graduated from Wayne State University in 2008 with a B.A. in Journalism. Looking to broaden my view of the world, I spent a semester abroad studying at the University of Salford, a Greater Manchester University in England. I enjoy doing an array of activities, including following Detroit sports teams, SCUBA diving, traveling, reading, playing tennis, hand-written letters and going to the movies. I am the co-founder of the Woodward Spine, a blog about Detroit and its surrounding communities. The Woodward Spine aims to inform its readers about relevant news and events through creative and informative posts in these core areas: news, opinion, entertainment, history, sports and development. The Woodward Spine serves the tri-county metro Detroit area, concentrating mainly on the communities that lie along the Woodward corridor.
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