If anyone can help Stephen out that would be great.
I am doing a piece on the Ford Motor Assembly Plant in Seattle (1913) and am looking for hi-res scanned original Ford publications that might mention or picture this plant, workers, operations. Also looking for any photographs of operations.
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I've been told that the building is still standing. I've given rough directions to where it is but haven't tried hard to locate it. Its on
the north west end of Boeing Field in South Seattle.
Someone from around here will hopefully chime in , if not I will take a trip north and see if I can find it, It was said the the ford is still visible on it.
It is now a storage building. I will post photos tonight.
Intersection of Valley St & Fairview Ave North.
Built 1913, used by Ford until 1932.
now "Public Storage"
Very visible on Google Earth
but Stephen probably knows this. He is after original pictures.
The following link has several photos (with credits) of the Seattle assembly plant:http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=cybertour.cfm&fileId=8166&frame =5
The link on my site will take you to a set of photos on how the plant looks today.
This is probably not of much help, but this photo is of the Seattle branch in 1909.
Before the Assembly Plant on Fairview Ave was built in 1913, the Seattle Branch House was at 932 Nineteenth Ave N.
Is that where this photo was taken? Do you have any other information about the Branch House in Seattle on Nineteenth?
I wonder if my 1911 (which was sold in Walla Walla, Washington) came from Seattle or directly from Dearborn.
While we are on the topic, what was done at a Branch House? Were the bodies bolted onto frames, lights bolted on, and then sent off to Agencies?
Keith, notice the gray roadster the guy is working on. It has one early 09 fender iron and a later one on the other side. I got this picture years ago from Glen Rand who told me this picture was taken at Seattle. They are obviously new cars getting ready for sale. I know the cars were shipped in rail cars in knock down form at least in 1912, so i think its a good bet the same was being done in 09. From Seattle, they would have gone out to the sub agencies. I looked in Trent's data base and there are no cars listed as going to Seattle, but all that means is he didn't find the Seattle branch records. Kim
I've only lived here for 20 years and have always
had people talk about the FORD assembly plant that was in the area of between north end of Boeing field and the Duwamish water way. Anyone have any info. on it. Was told that you could still see the FORD name on the front. I don't have a date of it being there. This would be around Corson Av.S.,Ellis Av.S. along E Marginal Way.
Bob, according to:
Seattle's second Ford plant was built at 4730 (now 4735 E) Marginal Way (S). This was an Albert Kahn designed plant built from 1930-1932 and was only used for eight years, then sold to the US Army. It is now known as "Federal Center South Complex."
Sounds like a field trip...
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