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B Building, 3001 Miller Road, Dearborn, Wayne County, MI



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Item Title


Location
3001 Miller Road, Dearborn, MI

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER MI-356

Subjects
Automobile Industry
Assembly Plants


Related Names
Kahn, Albert
Lowe, Jet, Photographer


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
LOOKING N AT SOUTH FACADE OF ASSEMBLY PLANT, OBLIQUE PERSPECTIVE. WHEN FIRST BUILT IN 1918, WORKERS PRODUCED EAGLE BOATS FOR WWI. LATER, WORKERS PRODUCED VARIOUS VEHICLES, INCLUDING MODEL A (1927), FORD V8 (1936), THUNDERBIRD (1955), AND MUSTANG (1964). IN WWII, PLANT SHIFTED TO MILITARY PRODUCTION. PLANT CLOSED IN MAY 2004.
LOOKING N, PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF SE CORNER.
LOOKING N, PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF SE CORNER.
FACING N, 330 DEGREES, SOUTH FACADE.
FACING NE, 40 DEGREES, PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF SW CORNER (ALONG ROAD 4).
LOOKING N, 10 DEGREES, OBLIQUE PERSPECTIVE OF WEST ELEVATION.
LOOKING N, OBLIQUE PERSPECTIVE OF WEST ELEVATION OF MEDICAL CENTER.
LOOKING NE AT WEST ELEVATION OF MEDICAL CENTER.
LOOKING S, 130 DEGREES, AT NORTH ELEVATION. COLUMN C16 JUST LEFT OF CENTER.
OBLIQUE NE CORNER LOOKING S (186 DEGREES).
NE CORNER, LOOKING SSW (170 DEGREES).
EAST SIDE OF ASSEMBLY PLANT, WITH NEW DETROIT TRUCK PLANT TO THE LEFT, FACING E (86 DEGREES).
LOOKING SW (148 DEGREES), OBLIQUE VIEW OF EAST SIDE OF ASSEMBLY PLANT.
LOOKING SW, OBLIQUE VIEW OF EAST SIDE ROOFSCAPE
LOOKING E AT WEST BAY ELEVATION, WWI EAGLE BOAT OPERATION AT SOUTHERN END OF THIRD FLOOR.
SOUTHERN END OF ASSEMBLY PLANT, FINAL ASSEMBLY ZONE. WWI EAGLE BOAT OPERATION TOOK PLACE HERE. LOOKING SE (130 DEGREES).
DETAIL OF MUSHROOM COLUMN, THIRD FLOOR. X5 COLUMN 75 FOCUS POINT.
LOOKING N AT POINT WHERE BUILDING CONSTRUCTION CHANGED. ROOF APPEARS ONE STORY SHORTER THAN ON SOUTHERNMOST END. COLUMNS 66 & 67 ON THIRD FLOOR.
SOUTHERN END OF ASSEMBLY PLANT, LOOKING N ON SECOND FLOOR, WHICH DID NOT EXIST ON DURING SHIP BUILDING DAYS. NOTE VEHICLE ELEVATOR. ABOVE AND TO THE LEFT IS SHIP BUILDING BALCONY.
LOOKING S BETWEEN X5 AND X6 AT COLUMN 71, SOUTH END OF ASSEMBLY PLANT ON SECOND FLOOR. CAR CONVEYOR WITH “GEAR TO THE REAR” SIGN.
SOUTH END, LOOKING NORTH AT CONVEYOR LINE BETWEEN X5 AND X6 AT COLUMN 71, SECOND FLOOR. NOTE WORKERS’ TABLES.
X41, LOOKING S, ORANGE COLOR WORK STATION ON SECOND FLOOR (190 DEGREES).
LOOKING SW AT STEERING COLUMN SHROUD INSTALLATION. X5 COLUMN 35 ON SECOND FLOOR.
DOOR PANEL INSTALLATION, X6, COLUMN 19 FACING NE (24 DEGREES) ON SECOND FLOOR.
NORTHERN END OF ASSEMBLY PLANT FACING NW (260 DEGREES). X5 COLUMN 9 WINDSHIELD ASSEMBLY ON SECOND FLOOR.
NORTHERN END OF HISTORIC ASSEMBLY PLANT, LOOKING N, X4, COLUMN 3. TEAM LEADER WORK STATION ON SECOND FLOOR.
SECOND FLOOR, FACING EAST, X2, COLUMN 7, WINDSHIELD BUILD UP.
FIRST FLOOR, LOOKING S, ORIGINAL DOORS. NORTH END OF HISTORIC ALBERT KAHN-DESIGNED BUILDING.
MANUAL SPOT WELDING STATION IN THE REAR PAN SCRAP REWORK AREA FACING S. NORTH END OF HISTORIC PORTION OF ASSEMBLY PLANT, FIRST FLOOR, X7, COLUMN 17.
LOOKING E AT X8, COLUMN 3, ROBOTICS AREA.
ROBOTIC WELDER, REAR PAN AREA, X7, COLUMN 6, FIRST FLOOR, LOOKING E.
LOOKING S, REAR PAN ROBOTICS LINE, X6, COLUMN 7. NORTH END OF HISTORIC PORTION OF BUILDING, FIRST FLOOR, ZONE 3, STATION 11-5.
WORK STATION, “JOHN & DOUG’S PLACE.” LOOKING SE, COLUMN 30, X6 ON FIRST FLOOR.
LOOKING S, UNDERBODY LINE, X6, COLUMN 30 ON FIRST FLOOR.
GENERAL OVERVIEW OF BODY AREA, X7, COLUMN 36, LOOKING N ON FIRST FLOOR.
R/S ROCKER SUBASSEMBLY STATION, X8, COLUMN 53 ON FIRST FLOOR.
CMM LAYOUT ROOM MACHINERY, X9, COLUMN 71 ON FIRST FLOOR.
DETAIL OF WHEEL WELDING GUN, X6, COLUMN 70 ON FIRST FLOOR.
METAL FINISHERS, LOOKING N, X7, COLUMN 73 ON FIRST FLOOR. THE “VERIFIER” INCLUDES SIGNAGE FOR BODY MARGINS.
BODY AREA LOCATION MAP, LOOKING W, ZONES D & E, X8, COLUMN 73 ON FIRST FLOOR.
MANUAL WELD PICK UP LINE SHOWN IN NW CORNER OF SCHEMATIC IN MI-356-40.
DOOR HANGING FIXTURE, SOUTHERN END LOOKING NE, X3, COLUMN 82, ON FIRST FLOOR.
SOUTH END OF ASSEMBLY PLANT, LOOKING NE, X6, COLUMN 82 ON FIRST FLOOR.
WORK GROUP ACTIVITY BOARD, X6, COLUMN 82, LOOKING W ON NORTH END OF FIRST FLOOR.
REAR CALIPER DETAIL, X2, COLUMN 71, LOOKING SW.
AXLE DECKER, LOOKING W, X2, COLUMN 70 ON FIRST FLOOR.
EXHAUST PIPE INSTALL, LOOKING NE, Z1, COLUMN 53 ON FIRST FLOOR.
WHEEL INSTALL, X2, COLUMN 22, LOOKING S ON FIRST FLOOR.
WATER TEST LINE, LOOKING N, NORTH END OF PLANT C, COLUMN 9.


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