Friday, December 20, 2013

Seasons Greetings

This is the Seasons Greetings from the old Powerhouse #07 at the Buick complex. It is now proudly displayed by Buick documentary film maker Leonard Thygesen.  MERRY CHRISTMAS! Link: 

Leonard Thygesen  Powerhouse #07 Leonard Thygesen Demolition Videos and Buick Prints.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Factory #01 1906

This I believe shows the lawn sprinklers being installed during landscaping in 1906. This is facing north with the photographer on the roof of the Stewart body plant #4.  Link: 

                                                                    Buick Factory #01.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Link: Original factory on west Kearsley st. 

                                                      1906.                                                                                                                                                        1906.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Buick Badge.

This photo collage was sent by Scott Cummings who was seeking information on this rare piece of Buick history.
This information is from Don Bent's book "A Place Called Buick".


Inside Factory #27

Factory #27 The "Liberty Engine" 

Liberty Engine Test Sheds 1918

  De Havilland DH-4

Friday, October 18, 2013


A Joseph Dennis photo showing factory #31 during demolition. Go to the following link to view all of Dennis' great photos. FLICKR.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

View Of Factory District

This is the Buick main office viewed closeup from the same perspective as shown in the Birdseye view farther below.
Closeup of the card above.
Birdseye view of the Oak Park factories as viewed from east of the Flint river. Notice the suspension bridge over the river leading to the factories...this would be removed in 1911. It looks like the river is just receding after a flood. Link: 

Suspension bridge at Hamilton Avenue

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