|These are articles published in various trade journals of the time following the fire and explosion at the Buick factory on January 17, 1913. In the book “The Life And Times Of An Automotive Genius” by Vincent Curcio (published in 2000), that tells the life story of Walter Chrysler and includes much about the early years at Buick, he places the date of the fire as January of 1917. He states that the article (showing 1917) was from “The Horseless Age” trade journal. I have read that particular article and it is 1913, so it must have been a typo in Vincents book. This information had me more than a bit confused for some time. I’m just glad that this mystery has finally been solved. They did not rebuild at this same location as was stated in one of the articles. The posting before this one (the pickling room) shows this area as a steel storage lot. I’m thinking that this was when the brass & aluminum work was moved (temporarily) into factory #12 until the new foundry could be built.