Ford Motor Company Assembly Plant (Atlanta)

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Ford Motor Company Assembly Plant
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Ford Motor Company Assembly Plant (Atlanta) is located in Atlanta
Ford Motor Company Assembly Plant (Atlanta)
Location Atlanta, Georgia
Coordinates 33°46′22″N 84°21′52″W / 33.77278°N 84.36444°W / 33.77278; -84.36444Coordinates: 33°46′22″N 84°21′52″W / 33.77278°N 84.36444°W / 33.77278; -84.36444
Built 1914
Architect Graham, John
Architectural style no style listed
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference #

84001080

[1]
Added to NRHP May 10, 1984

The Ford Motor Company Assembly Plant at 699 Ponce de Leon Avenue[2] in the Poncey-Highland neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia was the headquarters of the Ford Motor Company's southeastern US operations from 1915 to 1942. As a result of good sales in Atlanta, and a desire to decentralize production, Ford established a combined assembly, sales, service and administration facility on Ponce de Leon Avenue, selling a peak of 22,000 vehicles per year. The assembly plant produced Model Ts, Model As and V-8s until 1942, when the plant was sold to the War Department and a new plant was opened in the Atlanta suburb of Hapeville.

The 150,000 square feet (14,000 m2) building was designed by Ford's in-house architect, John Graham. An office block in the front was backed by a multi-story loft-style assembly plant.[3]

The War Department used the building as a storage depot and as administrative offices. Sold for development in 1979, the building is now known as Ford Factory Square and is occupied by apartments and retail shops. Architects for the adaptive reuse project were Bradfield Associates.[4]

Photo gallery[edit]

The Kroger supermarket at the Ford Factory is inspiration for a meme, Murder Kroger.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ Google Maps location
  3. ^ Sams, Gerald W. (ed): "AIA Guide to the Architecture of Atlanta", page 199. University of Georgia Press, 1993.
  4. ^ "Atlanta: A National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary". Ford Motor Company Assembly Plant. National Park Service. 2008-07-03. 

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