The Carver Lab

The Carver Lab (HM29H5)

Location: Dearborn, MI 48124 Wayne County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 18.449', W 83° 13.991'

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for the Scientist's Special Work

One of history's great scientists worked here.
Renowned scientist George Washington Carver and Henry Ford became friends in 1936. Both were interested in developing synthetic rubber and plastics from soybeans, peanuts and cotton. Ford built Carver a research facility in this former waterworks building in 1942, with food and chemical laboratories, a library and an experimental kitchen. Carver spent two weeks working here, but died a few weeks later in Alabama. The lab closed in 1944.

You Auto Know
Here in Dearborn, Henry Ford and George Washington Carver explored using goldenrod plants to produce rubber.
HM NumberHM29H5
Series This marker is part of the series
Placed ByMotorCities National Heritage Area, National Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, July 18th, 2018 at 1:05pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 315941 N 4686331
Decimal Degrees42.30748333, -83.23318333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 18.449', W 83° 13.991'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 18' 26.94" N, 83° 13' 59.46" W
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Area Code(s)313, 248
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 21031 US-12, Dearborn MI 48124, US
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