Hudsons & Friends

Hudsons & Friends (HM1RZ2)

Location: Ypsilanti, MI 48198 Washtenaw County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 14.754', W 83° 36.479'

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at the Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum

The building has stories to tell
It can tell about first being built as an electric plant before being converted to manufacturing in 1905. There are memories of 1916 when it became the first Dodge dealership outside Detroit, later becoming a Willys-Overland-Whippet car dealership. But Hudson Sales & Service is its claim to fame, as Carl Miller sold Hudson cars here for 25 years, until 1958, as the world's last Hudson dealer. This building really found its voice in 1995, reborn as the Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum.

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1946 Hudson Dealership. Photo courtesy of Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum.

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Carl L. Miller. Photo courtesy of Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum.

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Museum, 1999. Photo courtesy of Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum.

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Show Room, 1946, waiting for first new car after WW II. Photo courtesy of Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum.

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Museum, 2007

Carl Miller's Hudson Sales & Service sold 1,969 new Hudson, Essex, Terraplane, Rambler, and Metropolitan automobiles, and one 1957 Nash.
HM NumberHM1RZ2
Placed ByMotorcities National Heritage Area, National Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, April 29th, 2016 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 284839 N 4680372
Decimal Degrees42.24590000, -83.60798333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 14.754', W 83° 36.479'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 14' 45.24" N, 83° 36' 28.74" W
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Area Code(s)734
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100 E Cross St, Ypsilanti MI 48198, US
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