The Last Hudson Dealership

The Last Hudson Dealership (HM1S1K)

Location: Ypsilanti, MI 48198 Washtenaw County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 14.772', W 83° 36.596'

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100 East Cross Street

The building, originally occupied by the Ypsilanti Electric Company in 1896, became a Dodge automobile dealership in 1917. Joseph H. Thompson was one of the first Dodge dealers in Michigan. In 1933 Hudson Sales and Services opened its doors, later becoming Miller Motor Sales. In 1997 Miller Motors teamed up with the Ypsilanti Historical Society and created the Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Collection.

Miller Motor Sales was the last Hudson Car dealership in the world. The Hudson Car Company began in 1909 by J.L. Hudson of department store fame. The last car was produced in 1957 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The Hudson remains a collector's favorite. Many remain on the road and in collections around the world.

In Michigan: In 1919 the first state Driver's License was required. In 1920 the first traffic light was installed.

American Events: In 1920 the 19th amendment to the US Constitution passed, awarding women the right to vote in national elections.
Donated by A.F. Smith Electric, Inc.
HM NumberHM1S1K
Year Placed1998
Placed ByDepot Town Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016 at 9:03am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 284679 N 4680410
Decimal Degrees42.24620000, -83.60993333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 14.772', W 83° 36.596'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 14' 46.32" N, 83° 36' 35.76" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)734
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 29 E Cross St, Ypsilanti MI 48198, US
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