Ford Highland Park Plant

Detroit Working History

Ford Highland Park Plant

Detroit, Michigan 48202, United States

Created By: MLHS

Point of Interest Details

The assembly line was born here in 1913, producing Ford Model-T cars, cutting production time from 728 to 93 minutes per vehicle. This is where thousands of job seekers lined up after Ford announced a $5 a day wage (with conditions). It is also where Matilda Rabinowitz, a young organizer, gave lunchtime speeches from a soapbox outside the plant. The factor, now in disrepair, was designed by renowned architect Albert Kahn.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Detroit Working History


 

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