This top photo shows the W.F Stewart factory #3 viewed from the south west. Photo taken from the north end of the A.C. factory on Industrial Ave. This building is located where “Cookies Barn” would be in later years.
|This view of factory #3 is from the south-east across the Pere Marquette main line tracks.|
This view across Hamilton and Industrial facing south east shows Buick’s first body plant #4 the original Stewart plant. The enclosed ramp from the third floor is for lowering body’s down to waiting trucks which hauled them to the assembly plant four at a time. At this time I believe they were taken to factory #10. In 1923 the opened body cars were still being assembled in factory #06, #07 and also the center section of #01. The tunnel leading to factory #01 was still in use at this time taking body’s for paint. I believe the tunnel carried the open body’s only. In a previous post entitled Weston-Mott 1923 if you look north up Industrial Ave. you can see in the distance one of these oversize trucks hauling (closed) Buick body’s.