Inside the Secret Lab Where Henry Ford Created Model T

We’ve all heard about Henry Ford’s sharp ability to innovate and mainstream production — his Model T once changed the world of car making and made it affordable to virtually anyone. What I was always fascinated with is where exactly this innovation happened. In Detroit I found it — Ford Piquette Avenue Plant where Henry Ford had a secret lab he hid from the shareholders of the company that would eventually make the very first Model T. Let me show you around.

Built in 1904, it was the second center of automobile production for the Ford Motor Company, after the Ford Mack Avenue Plant.
One of the original Fords from 1950-60s parked outside of the museum

Ford Piquette Avenue Plant
461 Piquette St, Detroit, MI (View in map)
fordpiquetteplant.org
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