A Ford Village Industry

A Ford Village Industry (HM2CM1)

Location: Milford Charter Township, MI 48381 Oakland County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 35.359', W 83° 36.158'

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Along Pettibone Creek

This landmark building commands attention
as the Pettibone Creek Hydroelectric Station. It was built in 1938-39 to harness the precious power of water for Ford's Carburetor Plant, now gone. It remains as a reminder of Milford's "village industry," one of many Henry Ford built in the early 1900s along rivers throughout the region. Here, local people worked in seasonal rhythms, making carburetors for cars and farming their land.

It rises as an elegant Art Deco creation
of architect Albert Kahn, designer of many early 20th Century automotive plants, estate homes and public buildings.

You Auto Know
General Motors opened a proving ground west of Milford in 1924. Its 1 ½ mile-wide circular track is a vivid image on maps or from the air.
HM NumberHM2CM1
Series This marker is part of the series
Placed ByMotorCities National Heritage Area, National Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018 at 8:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 286450 N 4718494
Decimal Degrees42.58931667, -83.60263333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 35.359', W 83° 36.158'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 35' 21.54" N, 83° 36' 9.4800000000001" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)248, 947
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-398 W Liberty St, Milford Charter Township MI 48381, US
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