Birthplace of Ford Automobile

Birthplace of Ford Automobile

This marker commemorates the birthplace of the Ford Motor car. Here in 1892, Henry Ford began experimenting with the motorized vehicle in his workshop, a small one-story brick structure, once located on this site. His invention was quite simple compared to today's automobiles. It consisted of a two cylinder machine mounted in a light frame geared to bicycle wheels. That unpretentious auto was the start of the Ford Motor Company which played a major part in the automobile industry that changed the face of Michigan and the world.
photo of Birthplace of Ford Automobile

Registered Site S0062
Erected 1980

Location: 220 Bagley Avenue
Detroit, Wayne County

Auto Industry


Latitude: 42.334694, Longitude: -83.052564

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