Reviving a Model T Factory

By: AP
By: AP

HIGHLAND PARK, Mich. (AP) -- A group hoping to revive one of Henry Ford's original car factories is turning to the public to raise the final $125,000.

The Woodward Avenue Action Association wants to buy the vacant factory and associated buildings in Highland Park, near Detroit. Ford Motor Co. built the Model T there a century ago.

The buildings were designed by famous architect Albert Kahn. The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press say the Woodward Avenue group wants to make the buildings a destination for people who want to learn about auto-related attractions in the Detroit area.

There's a Sept. 19 deadline to acquire the property. The association says Michigan state government has made a financial commitment.


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