Manufacturing History Historical

Manufacturing History Historical (HM1V7C)

Location: Ypsilanti, MI 48198 Washtenaw County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 15.007', W 83° 36.606'

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at the Corner of Norris & Forest

Manufacturing here spanned most of the 20th Century,
reflecting the changing economy in Ypsilanti and in America. In 1907 the Ypsilanti Hay Press Company first built a factory here by the Huron River and the railroad tracks to make hay-presses and tractors. Between 1919 and 1964 the site grew to be Central Specialties Company's 28-acre metal foundry complex, producing items like piston-rings and Sears power tools. After the site's 19 buildings were sold to Motor Wheel Corporation in 1964, automotive brake drums and rotors were produced here until closing in 1997. Today's Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery occupies a Central Specialty / Motor Wheel office building.
HM NumberHM1V7C
Series This marker is part of the series
Placed ByMotorcities National Heritage Area, National Park Service; Huron River Watershed Council; Ypsilanti Convention & Visitors Bureau
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 20th, 2016 at 9:03am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 284679 N 4680845
Decimal Degrees42.25011667, -83.61010000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 15.007', W 83° 36.606'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 15' 0.42" N, 83° 36' 36.36" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)734
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 720 Norris St, Ypsilanti MI 48198, US
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