THE HISTORIC CITY OF HIGHLAND PARK YESTERDAY, TODAY, TOMORROW

YESTERDAY

Highland Park Was once the home of the original Ford Plant Located Along Woodward Avenue. the City sits in the middle of Detroit.

Birthplace of the moving assembly line, was the scene of numerous innovations in automotive mass production between 1910's was the and 1926. The buildings are notable for their use of reinforced concrete and architectural features that are characteristic of Kahn’s industrial work.

1913

At the Highland Park Plant in 1913, Henry Ford introduced the first moving assembly line for cars. Within 18 months it took only 1.5 man-hours to build a Model T. The modern auto industry was born.

Henry Ford Alongside His Very Good Friend George Washington Carver

GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER LAID THE BLUEPRINT FOR FORD BY SHOWING HIM HOW TO RUN HIS MANUFACTURING COMPANY BY DUPLICATING NATURAL PLANT REPRODUCTION

MR CARVER VISITED HIGHLAND PARK MANY TIMES

Although Highland Park never produced another automobile after 1927, the Ford Motor Company did not abandon the site. The enormous facilities were utilized to manufacture Ford trucks and tractors, as well as Ford automotive trim.

Sears Department Store located On Woodward Ave

1956

This area was once called the "up the street". There were so many fun shops, from Davison to Six Mile Road. Winkelman's, Kresge's (where you could get a cherry coke for 6 cents and sit at the counter), Sander's, Cunningham's ... culminating in the heavenly aroma of hot buttery popcorn as we walked into Sears.

TODAY

WOODWARD AVE

2016

HIGHLAND APPLIANCE ONCE A THRIVING BUSINESS IN THE CITY

2016

THE ORIGINAL FORD MOTOR COMPANY PLANT. THE LOCATION THAT BUILT THE MODEL T

2016

HISTORICAL DISTRICT

BUSINESS DISTRICT

2016

TOMORROW

LET'S MAKE THE HISTORICAL CITY OF HIGHLAND PARK

A SMART CITY

LIGHT RAIL INFRASTRUCTURE

THE GATEWAY TO DOWNTOWN DETROIT. MOVING A HIGHER PASSENGER CAPACITY MORE EFFICIENTLY AT COST PER PASSENGER SAVINGS IS A PRIORITY FOR THE CITY

A CONNECTED CITY USING THE PHYSICAL WEB

THE INTERNET OF THINGS (IoT) allowing a small device called a "beacon" to broadcast signals to listening devices via WiFi, an App, or Bluetooth
Broadcasting vital city information directly to user's on their mobile device.

NFC - NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATIONS

ALLOW CITIZENS, VISITORS, TOURIST, AND CITY WORKERS TO SHARE & ACCESS INFORMATION FROM BILLBOARDS, POSTERS, AND STREET SIGNS.

ENABLE THE POSSIBILITIES

CREATE A NEW STANDARD OF DELIVERING HIGH QUALITY CITY SERVICES AND USER EXPERIENCE

STIMULATING CITIZEN ENGAGEMENT

WE CAN MAKE THIS A REALITY

BROUGHT TO YOU BY CLARENCE MURPHY

TECHNOLOGY ENTHUSIATS

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Created By
Clarence Murphy
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Wayne State University, Getty Images, PBS.

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