Factory #20

You can super enlarge just about any photo on this blog for viewing small details. The way this is done is a little different depending on which browser is used. This story on the new Buick foundry #20 is from the trade journal “The Foundry” June 1917.
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This post card shows the (then new) Buick foundry located at the corner of Leith st. and Division st. This north facing view shows the foundry on the left with the die and pattern shop #15 on the right. This new foundry which took the place of the old Michigan Motor Castingsfactory on Industrial Ave was built in 1916. This factory was demolished between 1931-1932 being replaced by factory #70 built directly north of this spot. Building #85, which was built later (on this site) was the Engineering building where I hired in during 1972. link:

Buick 1932

Factory #15 1997

Factory #15 Die And Pattern Shop

Factory #20 Foundry

Buick Factory Designations


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