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.
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".