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Help Save the Ford Highland Park Plant

Ford Highland Park Project Fact SheetOn October 17, 1913, Henry Ford launched the first moving automotive assembly line at the Ford Highland Park Plant, the birthplace of modern industrial mass production.

Line workers earned $5 per day, twice the average industrial wage at the time, and sufficient to allow the workers to purchase the product they produced, the Ford Model T. The American middle class was born.

The beautiful buildings comprising the Ford Highland Park Plant were dubbed the “Crystal Palace” due to the openness and natural light afforded by the huge windows.┬áMany of the buildings still stand near the corner of Woodward Avenue and Manchester in Highland Park, Michigan. The site has been named a National Historic Site, but up to now, there has been no public access. Until now.

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