Packard Field in Roseville

Packard Field in Roseville (HM29OH)

Location: Roseville, MI 48066 Macomb County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 30.965', W 82° 55.615'

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From Airport to Shopping Center

Ground was broken here in many ways.
At this site along Gratiot Avenue, Michigan's first commercial airport was established in 1919, and in 1954 Michigan's first shopping center opened here. Packard Motor Car Company, a leading American automobile manufacturer before World War I, developed military aircraft engines as America joined that war in 1917 and opened Packard Field to continue aircraft development after the war. Later known as Roseville Airport or Hartung-Gratiot Airport, the field brought air shows, aviation training programs and celebrity pilots to Roseville. The airport closed in 1951, making way for automobile parking lots at the Eastgate Shopping Center.

"The miracles of success made in the auto business...are now about to be repeated in the new, great Business of Aviation."
Advertisement for Michigan State Aviation School, based at the airport.

You Auto Know
Eastgate Shopping Center was a new idea, opening one week before Northland Shopping Center in 1954.
HM NumberHM29OH
Series This marker is part of the series
Placed ByMotorCities National Heritage Area, National Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, July 23rd, 2018 at 7:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 341710 N 4708878
Decimal Degrees42.51608333, -82.92691667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 30.965', W 82° 55.615'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 30' 57.9" N, 82° 55' 36.9" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)586, 810, 248
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 18838 VFW Memorial Drive, Roseville MI 48066, US
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