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  • Everitt-Metzger-Flanders/Studebaker Auto Plant - Detroit

    Interesting read....

    http://detroit1701.org/Studebaker%20Plant.html
    HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

    Jeff


    Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain



    Note: SDC# 070190 (and earlier...)

  • #2
    Indeed, Jeff; thanks.

    I wonder how many other people read that, consider the entrepreneurial environment of the day, and feel they were born 50-75 years too late?

    'Brings tears to my eyes, seeing wonderful, once-productive facilities (and the surrounding city) in such a derelict state, knowing what it foretells.

    Sigh.... BP
    We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

    Ayn Rand:
    "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

    G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.

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    • #3
      Yep, such a shame all hopes of survival were dashed when it burned to the ground:

      http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...light=piquette

      and here:

      http://www.detroityes.com/webisodes/...Studebaker.htm

      Craig
      Last edited by 8E45E; 01-07-2012, 05:32 PM.

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      • #4
        There was another large Studebaker building in Detroit, near Franklin and Orleans at the riverfront. I used to go to that neighborhood every once in a while, from the late 70's through the early 90's. It may have been a warehouse, but it covered a whole block and its Studebaker signage was still clearly readable then. Almost everything in that area has now been demolished. I have often wondered what it was.

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        • #5
          Studebaker's Detroit/Piquette Plant before/after fire
          We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

          Ayn Rand:
          "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

          G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.

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          • #6
            I believe that the Studebaker plant on Piquette Ave was originally a Ford plant where the original Model T Fords and earlier Fords were built. Ford sold that plant when it opened their Highland Park Plant, which was much larger. It was such a tragedy when that building burnt down.

            Rog
            '59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop
            Smithtown,NY
            Recording Secretary, Long Island Studebaker Club

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            • #7
              Originally posted by raprice View Post
              I believe that the Studebaker plant on Piquette Ave was originally a Ford plant where the original Model T Fords and earlier Fords were built.
              I thought they finally renovated it and turned it into a mall recently.

              http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2...story-saved-2/

              Craig
              Last edited by 8E45E; 12-13-2012, 02:34 PM.

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