Dodge Brothers Motor Car Company Plant, Between Joseph Campau & Conant Avenues, Hamtramck, Wayne County, MI
Significance: It served as the major manufacturing and assembly plant for the Dodge automobile and is the last large reinforced concrete automobile plant left in the Detroit area. The Dodge factory led to the growth of the community of Hamtramck.
Survey number: HAER MI-6
Building/structure dates: 1910- 1955 Initial Construction
Founded as the Dodge Brothers Company by brothers Horace Elgin Dodge and John Francis Dodge in 1900, Dodge was originally a supplier of parts and assemblies for Detroit-based automakers and began building complete automobiles in 1915, predating the founding of Chrysler Corporation.
1920 - 1955
Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Albert Kahn Associates
Smith,Hinchman & Grylls
Dodge, John F
Dodge, Horace E
Hamtramck (Mich.), 42.39282, -83.04964
Library of Congress
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