Ford Motor Company's Highland Park Plant

Pictures of the exterior (top) and interior (middle and bottom) of Ford's Highland Park Plant. Highland Park featured several multistory, reinforced concrete buildings. The walls were large, multi-pane glass windows, resulting in the plant's nickname "The Crystal Palace." These windows provided or supplemented the plant’s lighting, as can seen in the pictures of men upholstering Model T bodies (middle) and women assembling parts for Model T Magnetos (devices with magnets that generated current for the ignition process) (bottom) in 1913.

Images: From the Collections of The Henry Ford. 1) PO4170, 2) P.833.133, and 3) P.833.153

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