Friday, January 28, 2011

Factory #20

 This story on the new Buick foundry #20 is from the trade journal "The Foundry" June 1917.  August 1917 story.

This post card shows the (then new) Buick foundry located at the corner of Leith st. and Division st. This north facing view shows the foundry on the left with the die and pattern shop #15 on the right. This new foundry which took the place of the old Michigan Motor Castings factory on Industrial Ave was built in 1916. This factory was demolished between 1931-1932 being replaced by factory #70 built directly north of this spot. Building #85, which was built later (on this site) was the Engineering building where I hired in during 1972.

Buick 1932

Factory #15 1997

Factory #15 Die And Pattern Shop

Factory #20 Foundry

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