These are the original trusses still in place in 1910. This view is facing northwest across Hamilton and Division.
This photo shows the roof trusses from the first Buick factory #01 on Hamilton Avenue. Their still in existence on this wing of the old crankshaft factory #66 located at Industrial ave. and Gillespie st. I spent a week once in this part of the factory, at that time known simply as the north end of #31. This was the location for a truck driver training school. This factory built in 1926 used the roof trusses from factory #12 for the north south wing and the trusses from #01 were used for the east west wing. Factories #01 and #12 both had their height increased in 1926. So an original part of the first Buick factory in the Oak Park factories is still in existence today. I looked at this area in January 2008.