The Rotunda Times
Postcards from the Past by Lou Ironside
his month we have an un-mailed postcard showing a “birds eye view” of the Ford Highland Park plant
on Woodward Avenue. Woodward as a two lane all the buildings around disappeared! Although photograph, it is more rendition of the plant.
A close up inspection shows road, and you will notice that the factory have mysteriously this might be a retouched than likely a detailed artist
Ford Highland Park plant pre WWII.
Since this plant was opened around 1913, we can date the postcard from after that period, and probably before WWII as, by then, the plant was used more for storage, and Woodward was several lanes in either direction. My father often told me of how, on shopping trips, they would stop by the plant on their way home and look in the front windows to watch the power generators, one of which is now on display in the Henry Ford Museum. I can only imagine what it was like for a young person to watch the slowly turning generators with their polished brass and shiny black paint. e one in the museum is pretty awesome by itself…can you imagine several in a row all running!
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