|click on pages for originals and reading enlargement.|
|Applying the varnish on a model T using the flow method. Original link for this photo.|
These Buick officers were always the good guys. I dealt with them on a daily basis when I was a clerk for shipping and receiving. When Buick outsourced their duties to the Pinkerton Agency, after the creation of Buick City, “The good old days at the Buick” were truly gone forever.
That is factory #31 axle plant in the background which was originally the old engine plant #11 until 1953 & 1954 when the new engine plant #36 was opened for business. This is facing directly north on Division Street just north of Leith Street. This was found on my friend Gordon Young’s site at the following link:
This building housed Main medical, Works engineering, Master mechanic, Security, Metallurgy, Factory Safety store and Personnel and employment.
This is building #85 where I hired in on October 9, 1972. During World War II. Other Links:
|This 1894 photo from the book “David Buick’s Marvelous Motor Car” shows wives & daughters posing for a plumbers convention commemorative photo at the rebuilt factory. The original was destroyed in a fire in 1892 then again in 1896 and even once more in 1898. Shown father below is a lawsuit against the insurer. This is the corner of Meldrum and Champlain, later changed to Lafeyette in 1914 . The address is 942-964 Champlain. The Standard Sanitary Mfg. Company that took over in 1900 would move out in 1906. I don’t see where later tenants, Abbott car company or the Schweppe & Milt tool co. or the A.C. Knapp top co., stayed in this location for very long. Click on the articles below to read the originals. G0 here for the current state of this location. Go here for the Discuss Detroit web site and more from Kevin Kirbitz.
|April-October 1892. The plant of Buick & Sherwood, manufacturers of sanitary closets, at Detroit, was burned; the loss $80,000.|
| December 1896-May 1897
|March 14, 1896 second fire.|
|1897 Polk Directory
|June 9, 1898.|
|June-November 1898. Third fire.|
| August 4, 1898. This may be the new foundry on Beaufait.
|September 2, 1898.|
|February 1, 1903.|
| September 19, 1903.
|1913 bathtub trust buster Detroit.|
|March 3, 1910 shows Abbott still in control of the old Buick & Sherwood plant.|
|January 2, 1915|
1915. See SAXON Company for the rest of the story on the following link:
|We had a few of these and I unloaded and back-loaded this same one many times. The patten & die shop #15 is blocked by the trailer. Part of Personnel #85 is visible over the cab. This is setting in the exact spot shown in the previous post (coal pile) at the Buick powerhouse link.|
Links: Found on Gordon Young’s site.
|This north-west view from the old St John’s neighborhood shows, left to right, the powerhouse #14, #85 Personnel and #15 die and pattern shop across Leith Street. The Buick Special and Chevrolet Corvair are on old Michigan Avenue. Notice the cooling vents on the rear air cooled Corvair are covered to keep the snow out.|
Link for original here.
|The red arrow shows location & direction. The foundry #20 is where the future #85 will be built.|