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  • Ford's USA Assembly Plants...Then and Now

    Have you ever wondered just what the assembly plant looked like for which your Model A/AA Ford was assembled and what it is today?

    Well now you can...on my website is a article called "Ford's USA Assembly Plants...Then and Now" is up and running.

    Here is the link http://www.plucks329s.org/pdf/assypl...atTheyRNow.pdf

    Check it out.

    If you have an airal view of a plant that has been torn down and would like to include it in on this document, please submit it to me at [email protected]


    Thanks.

    Pluck
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  • #2
    Thanks Steve, That is the first picture of the Atlanta plant I have seen. My Victoria was built there. Art

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    • #3
      Thanks for your hard work gathering the info and photos. Makes me happy to see so many of these complexes still in use today serving various enterprises. I return to my hometown Dayton, Ohio and most of the plants vacated by various GM divisions in the last few decades are big empty lots full of weeds.

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      • #4
        Nice work on compiling photo's and information on these Ford Plants Steve. They're still bickering, on what to do with the prime land, in the Twin Cities.
        Model A's and of course the famous AA's

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        • #5
          Good job Pluck, excellent material

          Regarding the Phila plant at 257 N Broad st. You surmised that it was probably torn down. I’m in that area a lot so if you need me to check anything out just ask.
          3 ~ Tudor's
          Henry Ford said
          "It's all nuts and bolts"


          Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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          • #6
            Mitch...That would be nice...go for it.

            Thanks.

            Pluck

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            • #7
              Than you for posting; great photos and amazed at how many landmark (Albert Kahn designed) buildings are still standing. Many are masonry and fortunately not in active earthquake country. The Richmond plant as many know is home to the Rosie the Riveter WW2 museum with some original Ford Factory photos displayed.

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              • #8
                If you notice from the dates of those assembly plants...It appears that Ford started to assemble the "one" story assembly plants about 1924 or so thus doing away with the multi-story assembly plants that Albert Kahn designed....now those are beautiful buildings. It is really sad that the San Francisco plant was destroyed in the 1989 earthquake!

                Pluck

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                • #9
                  The Phila plant at 257 N Broad st, is now the 676 center city thruway. Still standing is the Packard Motor Car building @317 N Broad st which is now apartments.
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                  3 ~ Tudor's
                  Henry Ford said
                  "It's all nuts and bolts"


                  Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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                  • #10
                    The Seattle plant: a half mile west on Mercer street(a block south of the plant) is The MarQueen Hotel. Originally built to train mechanics for Ford. They were the respected high tech people of the time. It look pretty much the same today.
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                    • #11
                      Here are a couple I took of the Portland, OR building last year. I went through the building as there are many shops. There is a massive basement in the building too. I wonder what activities went on in the basements? I suppose with the freight elevators, they probably had inventory and probably the original heating plant for the building.
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