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Post by It's Bill » Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:48 am

Did you know that the Cleveland Institute of Art is housed in a former Model T assembly building? According to the November issue of Hemming Classic Car, in December 1911 Ford began building assembly plants in major cities across the country. This allowed more cars to be built, lowered shipping costs, and delivered better customer service and parts availability. Designed by architect John Graham, many of these buildings still stand and are used for various purposes including art education!

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Post by henryford2 » Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:41 am

Here are two pictures of the building from the same angle, different years. They did an excellent job of maintaining the building over the years.
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Post by RustyFords » Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:26 am

That is a pretty building.

I believe there's a similar one in Dallas.
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Post by It's Bill » Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:28 pm

Cleveland rocks!

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Post by brucesp » Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:04 pm

There still out there. Here's the Portland Assembly Plant in the day:
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Here is is today at SE 11th and Division. It now houses shops and the Genealogical Forum of Oregon, which is a remarkable historical library:
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My '15 in front of the building where it was assembled (we have the original documents with matching block and body numbers):
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Anyone else have one in their city?

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