Coming to Detroit For the Auto Show? An Almost Complete List of Sites of Automotive Interest In and Around the Motor City

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The Detroit area is filled with locations that are important to the history of the automobile industry. In some cases the buildings where the history was made still stand, in others, like 58 Bagley, where Henry Ford built his first car, the Quadricycle, more modern construction sits on the locations and in still others, all that remains is an empty field. In any case, if you want to visit places of historical interest to car enthusiasts while you’re in Detroit, after the fold is a list of over 100 locations, with their addresses.

Aerocar Company Factory/Hudson Motor Car Company, Mack and Beaufait, Detroit

American Electromobile (1906) , 1571 River St. , Detroit

Anderson (1907-19) factory- / warehouse- 81-83 Jefferson , Riopelle & 416 Clay St. , Detroit

Anhut > Barnes (1909-10), 510 Howard St. , Detroit

Argonaut Bldg (General Motors), 485 West Milwaukee, Detroit

Automotive Hall of Fame, 21400 Oakwood Blvd, Dearborn, MI 48124

B.F. Everitt, 63-65 Fort St. , Detroit

Birthplace of the Ford Automobile Marker, 220 Bagley , Detroit

Boston Edison District – Homes of Ford, Rackham, Couzens, Kahn, Briggs, Fisher

Boydell Bldg – Dodge Bros’ first factory, 743 Beaubien, Detroit, MI 48226

Briggs Manufacturing Company, B F Everitt, Columbia Beaufait and Mack, Detroit

Briggs-Detroiter (1911-15) 461 Holbrook Ave & Grand Trunk RR , 461 Holbrook Ave, Detroit

Brush Runabout (1906-7) used Briscoe Factory

Brush- , Oakland & Rhode Island Ave , Detroit

Buick Auto-Vim & Power (David Buick’s first car company) (1900)-, 39 Beaubien St. , Detroit

Buick Mfg. Co. (1902)- , 416-418 Howard St. , Detroit

Buick Motor Car Company/Canfield Lofts, 460 West Canfield, Detroit

Cadillac Amsterdam Plant- 450 Amsterdam , Detroit

Cadillac (First plant, formerly the Henry Ford Co.), 1363 Cass (d) fire 1904, rebuilt (1905-21)

Cadillac Clark St Plant (1921-87) , 2680 Clark St, Detroit

Cadillac Fleetwood Plant aka Fisher #18 (1917-80’s)-  , 261 West End Ave & Fort St, Detroit

Cadillac Plant #2 -1899 Trobbley & Dequindre ,1899 Trobbley & Dequindre ,

Cadillac sales and service, 6001 Cass, Detroit

Chevy Founding site, Grand River Avenue at Bagley, Detroit

Chevy’s First factory on West Grand Blvd, 1145 West Grand Boulevard, Detroit

Chrysler Auburn Hills campus, 1000 Chrysler Dr, Auburn Hills, MI 48326

Chrysler Conner Avenue Assembly Plant, 20000 Conner Street, Detroit

Chrysler- 6501 Harper , 6501 Harper, Detroit

Chrysler’s Mack Avenue Engine Plants I and II,400 St. Jean Street,

Cobo Hall, 1 Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226

Continental Motors- 12801 E. Jefferson , 12801 E. Jefferson , Detroit

David Buick first site SW Beaubian and Lafayette, Beaubian and Lafayette, Detroit

Detroit Electric Car (1919) was Anderson -731 10th St. , 731 10th St. , Detroit

Detroit Electric Charging Station, 112 E Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI

Detroit Historical Museum – Clark Street Body Drop, 5401 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202

Dodge Main site, Veterans Memorial Park, Joseph Campau St. , hamtramck, michigan

Dodge Main- 7900 Joseph Campau Ave (d) , 7900 Joseph Campau Ave, Detroit

Edsel Ford Estate, 1100 Lake Shore Rd, Grosse Pointe Shores, MI

Elijah McCoy Workshop,,

Elmwood Cemetery, Detroit 1200 Elmwood St, Detroit, MI 48207

EMF – 75 Clark & River Rd , 75 Clark , Detroit

Fairlane, 4901 Evergreen Rd, Dearborn, MI

Fisher Bldg, 3011 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit, MI 48202

Fisher Body, Plant Number 21 700 Piquette Avenue,

Ford > Hudson – Mack & Beaufait , Mack & Beaufait , Detroit

Ford Glass House and Product Development Center, 1 American Road, Dearborn, MI

Ford Highland Park plant, Woodward and Manchester, Highland Park

Ford Labs., 21400 Oakwood Blvd, Dearborn, MI 48124

Ford Mack avenue site, 690 Mack, Detroit

Ford Motor Company Lamp Factory , 26601 West Huron River Drive, Flat Rock, MI 48134, USA

Ford Service- 7310 Woodward , 7310 Woodward , Detroit

Ford Test Track, Southfield Rd & Rotunda Dr Dearborn, MI 48101

Ford Village Industries: Newburgh Mill, 37401 Edward N. Hines Drive in Livonia, Michigan

Ford Village Industries – Nankin Mills, 33175 Ann Arbor Trail, Westland, MI 48185

Ford Village Industries – Northville, 235 East Main Street, Northville, MI 48167, USA

Ford Village Industries – Phoenix Mill, 14973 Northville Road, Northvillt Twp

Ford Village Industries Plymouth Mill, 230 Wilcox in Plymouth, Michigan

Ford Village Industries Saline Schuyler Mill – Ford Soybean Plant Complex, 555 West Michigan Avenue, Saline, MI 48176, USA

GM Building ,3044 West Grand Boulevard ,

GM Heritage Center, 6400 Center Dr. Sterling Heights, MI

GM Tech Center, 30001 Van Dyke Ave, Warren, MI 48092

Graham Paige- 6250 Woodward , 6250 Woodward , Detroit

Graham Paige- 8505 W. Warren , 8505 W. Warren , Dearborn

Graham-Paige Automobile Factory, 8505 West Warren, Dearborn

Hamilton Steel/Scripps-Booth, 3900 Beaufait, Detroit

Harry Bennett pagoda house, Grosse Ile Township, MI 48138

Henry Ford Co. > Detroit Auto Co (1901-02) , 1363 Cass Ave. , Detroit

Henry Ford Museum, 20900 Oakwood Blvd, Dearborn, MI 48124

Henry Ford Quadricycle Workshop, 58 Bagley, Detroit

Henry Ford quadricycle drive, Detroit: Bagley s to Grand River e to Washington n to Park

Henry Leland Home, 1052 Seminole, Detroit

Holley Carb, Beaubian and Lafayette, Detroit

Hudson Motor Car, Cadillac, Clayton-Lambert Manufacturing 9501 Connor, Detroit

Hudson- 12601 E. Jefferson & Conner (d) , 12601 E. Jefferson , Detroit

Hupp (1911-12) became RCH- 115-185 Lycaste & Jefferson Ave , 115-185 Lycaste & Jefferson Ave, Detroit

Hupp (1915-41) Milwaukee & Mt. Elliott , Milwaukee & Mt. Elliott , Detroit

Hupp Automobile Company, 1025 Bellevue , Detroit

Hupp- 1300-1324 Jefferson & Concord () , 1300-1324 Jefferson, Detroit

Jam Handy Organization, East Grand Blvd and Piquette, Detroit

Kelvinator- 14250 Plymouth Rd. AMC JEEP,14250 Plymouth Rd.,

Charles Brady King’s car drive, St. Antoine and Jefferson, Detroit St Antoine s to Jefferson w to Woodward n to Cadillac Square

King Motor Car Co (1911-23) 1559 West Jefferson (5700-5799 Concord , 1559 West Jefferson , Detroit

Lawrence Fisher Mansion, 383 Lenox, Detroit

Cadillac Plant #2 -1899 Trobbley & Dequindre , Trombly and Dequindre, Detroit

Leland and Faulkoner Machine shop location, 1891 Trombly, Detroit

Liberty Motors Building, 2101 Conner St, Detroit, MI

Lincoln Motor Company Plant, 6200 West Warren, Detroit

Lozier (1910) – 3703 Mack Ave & St Jean , 3703 Mack Ave & St Jean , Detoit

Maxwell-Briscoe (1906)-sales office 243-246 Jefferson , 243-246 Jefferson , Detroit

Meadow Brook Hall, 480 South Adams Rd. Rochester, MI 48309

Metzger > Maxwell > Fisher – 1961 E. Milwaukee (d) , 1961 E. Milwaukee, Detroit

Milford Mill, Powerhouse and Plant 225 West Liberty, Milford

Milford Proving Grounds, 3300 General Motors Rd, Milford

Murray Body- 7590 Russell , 7590 Russell , Detroit

National Automotive History Collection, 121 Gratiot Ave, Detroit

Olds Motor Works (1900-01)- 1308-1318 Jefferson & Concord (d) fire 1901 , 1308-1318 Jefferson & Concord , Detroit

Packard Factory Sales Office, 1900 East Jefferson, Detroit

Packard Plant, Concord and East Grand Blvd, Detroit, Michigan

Packard Proving Grounds, 49965 Van Dyke Ave, Shelby Township, MI 48317

Piquette Ave plant, 461 Piquette St, Detroit, MI

Poletown Plant, 2500 E Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI

Preston Tucker grave, 32163 Huron River Dr., Flat Rock, MI

Ransom E Olds summer home, Elba Island, Grosse Ile Township, MI 48138

Ransom Eli Olds Commemorative Marker, Central and Muse, Belle Isle, Detroit

RCH- 115-185 Lycaste & Jefferson Ave ,Lycaste & Jefferson Ave ,

Regal (1907-18) 201 Piquette & Woodward ,201 Piquette & Woodward ,

Ren Cen, 400 Renaissance Center , Detroit, MI 48243

Rickenbacker Motor Company, 4815 Cabot, Detroit

Rouge Complex, 3001 Miller Rd. Dearborn, MI 48120

Russell Industrial Center – Detroit Electric. LeBaron, 1600 Clay St, Detroit, MI

Scripps Motor Car- 5817 Lincoln , 5817 Lincoln , Detroit

Studebaker Plant/ Everitt-Metzger-Flanders ,201 to 285 Piquette,

White Chapel Cemetery, 901 Wilshire Dr Troy, MI 48084

Willys Overland Building/Willys Overland Lofts, 444 W. Willis, Detroit

Woodlawn Cemetery, 19975 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48203

Woodmere Cemetery, Detroit 9400 W Fort St, Detroit, MI 48209

Woodward first paved concrete road between 6 and 7 mile, Seven Mile Rd and Woodward, Detroit

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