Giving new life to the Model T plant is overdue.
Excerpt from the Associated Press
A historic Ford Motor Co. plant that churned out millions of Model Ts
could be opened up for tours and host a visitors center for
Detroit-area auto tourism under plans by a community development group.
Woodward Avenue Action Association hopes to buy and renovate part of
the complex in the Detroit enclave of Highland Park, which was designed
by noted architect Albert Kahn.
It was home to the moving assembly
line that revolutionized the auto industry, as well as the $5 average
daily minimum wage credited with helping turn the working class into the
Heather Carmona, the association's executive
director, said Thursday that the plant's significance in the nation's
20th-century manufacturing might is more relevant today as the U.S. auto
industry and the Detroit area work to remake themselves following years
"That rebirth we can use and tie to the history of the building," Carmona said.
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