|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: