Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, Detroit

Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, Detroit (must see)

The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant is a popular tourist site dedicated to the preservation of the Model T car. This Victorian-era brick building dates to 1904, with a design that resembles the famed New England textile mills. The building was the first purpose-built structure constructed by the Ford Motor Company.

This building has an extensive collection of Model T vehicles that represent the company's early production years. Visitors can take a closer look at these vehicles and read informative placards that provide information about each of the models. Henry Ford's office has been preserved with period furniture to give visitors a sense of what working here was like.

Another feature worthy of mention is The Jerry and Dorene Hammes Museum Store. Some of the souvenir items you can buy are replicas of original Model T booklets and price lists. Other items that you might want to consider are commemorative books, ornaments, and bingo games.

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Sight Name: Ford Piquette Avenue Plant
Sight Location: Detroit, USA (See walking tours in Detroit)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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