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The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant in Detroit, Michigan, is a former factory where the Ford Motor Company first produced the Model T, the car credited with initiating the mass use of automobiles in the United States. Built in 1904, it was the company's second production center, after the Mack Avenue Plant. Early experiments using a moving assembly line to make cars were also conducted at the Piquette Avenue Plant, and it was the first factory where more than 100 cars were assembled in one day. Ford used the factory until its production lines were transferred in 1910 to the Highland Park Plant. Studebaker bought the factory in 1911, using it to assemble cars until 1933. The building was sold in 1936, and passed through a series of owners before becoming a museum in 2001; its exhibits primarily focus on the beginning of the American automotive industry. The Piquette Avenue Plant was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2006. (Full article...)
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