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  1. From the people who brought you Detroit's Old Car Factories, here is a link to Car Dealerships in Detroit. Photo of interior of the Grosse Pointe Packard dealer on this page: page 2 Detroit's Dealers (Sorry for linking, too many things to put into one post.) Interior and exterior of Packard factory showroom, and listings from old phone book of all Packard dealers, in and around Detroit farther down the page: page 1 Detroit's dealers
  2. Sorry, I had the wrong Paragon. I didn't see the date and posted info on the 1906 company that was in Detroit.
  3. Here is a photo of an Everitt badge from the Smithsonian collection.
  4. <span style="font-weight: bold">3Jakes</span>, East Grand Blvd was near the edge of the city limits when the Packard plant was built, it also had some of the grandest homes in the city on it, especially towards the river. To the north, and west of Packard it was heavy industrial that quickly filled in the land near the railroads. EGB is the only street in Detroit that follows its own numbering system, starting on each end from the river, and ending at each side of Woodward. Attached is a map (from the OCF thread page 1) that I marked the Packard factory (bright green), the form
  5. Thanks twinfour, nice to know when. Attached is an aerial photo that I know is from 1949, a bit difficult to make out the details in this size, but will help guide any who wish to explore. Supposedly, the historic marker that was in front of the offices is now located inside of a nearby old school building, currently privately owned. The ex-Emma Thomas Elementary on Concord near E. Grand Blvd. Another place to visit is the old Ford factory on Piquette, now a museum. This is very near the old E.M.F/Studebaker #1 factory that recently burned down. Too bad the Detroit Historical Museum's exten
  6. The cemetery is the German Lutheran Cemetery. The attachment is an aerial view from WSU archives probably taken in the 1930s. I haven't had time to label the streets yet, and haven't a clue as to which building did what and how they were named or numbered yet. If anyone knows...
  7. Funny, I live about six miles from the Packard factory, and I can't remember the last time I drove by it. When I went to college at Wayne State, some of my short cuts used to go either by the Plymouth Lynch Road Assembly and the Hupmobile Factory, the Packard Factory, or Dodge Main. All are now either gone or closed. Here is another website with more relatively current photos of Packard: More Packard Factory photos
  8. Thanks for the address <span style="font-weight: bold">marontar</span>. Another entry into the parts supplier section of the Detroit, old car factory database.
  9. Here are a couple of links showing the current state of the Packard factory. Packard factory 2000 Packard factory 2002 There are a few other Detroit abandoned building sites on the web that show the Packard plants. (If I get some time I'll do up a couple of aerial photos showing the extant of the Packard facilities from around fifty years ago. I'm trying to research and eventually show on these photos, the expansion of the plant over time.)
  10. Here's a really early photo of the Packard plant showing the addition of two floors to the original construction. This photo is from the Library of Congress, in really bad shape, and has been enhanced to bring out some of the details.
  11. IIRC the Packard Powerhouse was the part that was illegally demoed. Attached is photo of it. Almost all of the rest of it is still there, but deteriorating fast. <span style="font-weight: bold">MrPushbutton</span>, I've been slowly squirreling away Packard plant pics for the OCF thread, and when they reach critical mass I'll post them. I'm in the middle of doing an index of the thread, but the Sanborn fire insurance maps of Packard are located at: Page 8 Old Car Factory Thread
  12. To me, it looks like an updated version of a Studebaker Lark convertible,... and that's a good thing.
  13. I found this 1943 Chrysler ad featuring an aircraft tow tractor, maybe it's in a Hobart.
  14. No problem <span style="font-weight: bold">oldefar</span>, I'm intrigued by a restoring any oddball piece of machinery. If you can find the model number of it, we can narrow the search some more. Photos? Now if you could find one of the old hemi-powered air raid sirens to go with it. Somewhere on the internet there is a website that shows the restoration of one, and I think there is an audio file of it too.
  15. Hornwrecker


    The only Q's that show up on a list that I have are: Queen?1905 Quick?1900 Quinlan?1904 The only marque that I've heard of before is Queen, so I don't have a clue on the other ones. Better than nothing, I guess.
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