Ford Piquette Avenue Plant

The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant was Ford Motor Company's first production facility built specifically for this purpose. In 1908 the famous Model-T was produced here. The assembly line production in automobile industry was introduced at this facility. The Piquette Plant was built in 1904 by the architects Field, Hinchman and Smith. As one of the first buildings in America, the Piquette Plant had a sprinkler system, which was supplied by a water tank on the roof. In 1910, the factory was too small and Ford shifted production to the new Highland Park Plant. The Piquette Plant was sold to Studebaker. In 2000, the old factory was bought by the Model-T Automotive Heritage Complex and converted into a museum.

Now you can wxplore historic cars and learn about the history of automotive industry in Detroit.

 

461 Piquette St.

www.fordpiquetteplant.org

 

Detroit Institute of Arts

When the money in Detroit still bubbled, the museum's collection grew on international class. Picasso, van Gogh, Rubens and other famous painters are represented, alongside with American, Asian and African art. 

 

5200 Woodward Avenue

www.dia.org

 

Detroit Historical Museum

Here is the story of a French fur trading post, which developed over the centuries into a large industrial metropolis. Exhibitions like "Motor City" and "Frontiers to Factories" make the history of the city vivid.

 

5401 Woodward Avenue

www.detroithistorical.org

 

Motown Historical Museum

Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye, Gladys Knight & the Pips, the Temptations and many other musicians produced their hits right here. The Motown Sound conquered the world from a small house in Detroit, which is now the "Motown Historical Museum". 

Art Gallery of Windsor

The Art Gallery in the Canadian town of Windsor is located directly at the "Detroit River". Deliberately only showing works by local and Canadian artists.  

 

401 Riverside Drive West, Windsor, Canada

www.agw.ca

 

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