Ford Building

Ford Building (HM1PHA)

Location: Detroit, MI 48226 Wayne County
Buy Michigan State flags at Flagstore.com!
Country: United States of America
Buy United States of America flags at Flagstore.com!

N 42° 19.799', W 83° 2.819'

  • 0 likes
  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
  • 189 views
Inscription
Among Detroit's first skyscrapers, the nineteen-story Ford Building was built between 1907 and 1909. The Chicago architectural firm Daniel H. Burnham and Company designed it and two other Detroit buildings, the Majestic and the Dime. One of the first buildings in Detroit to utilize a steel frame, the edifice is sheathed in terra cotta and accented with Italian marble. The 250-foot-tall structure was the tallest building in Detroit for several years. Named after Toledo based glass manufacturer Edward Ford (1843-1920), it served Detroit's Financial District and housed several of the city's leading legal firms. During the 1926 Ossian Sweet trials, Clarence Darrow led the defense from offices on the seventeenth floor.
Details
HM NumberHM1PHA
Tags
Marker Number727
Year Placed2012
Placed ByMichigan Historical Commission – Michigan Historical Center
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, November 22nd, 2015 at 9:03am PST -08:00
Pictures
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 331348 N 4688444
Decimal Degrees42.32998333, -83.04698333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 19.799', W 83° 2.819'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 19' 47.94" N, 83° 2' 49.14" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)313, 586, 734, 248
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 621 Griswold St, Detroit MI 48226, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. This marker needs at least one picture.
  8. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  9. Is the marker in the median?