Jacksonville Ford Motor Co Assembly Plant
The ford motor company assembly plant reminds nick thompson of his native detroit.
Jacksonville ford motor co assembly plant. For a listing of ford s proving grounds and test facilities see ford proving grounds. Swipe to compare pictures of the ford plant today and. The ford motor company assembly plant. In 1923 ford purchased the former bentley shipyards property from the city of jacksonville for 50 000.
Assembly plant henry ford ca 1919 henry ford founded the ford motor company on june 16 1903 with 28 000 in cash from twelve investors most notably john and horace dodge who had founded their own company just a few years prior. The design aesthetic was inspired directly by the ford assembly plant on the st. Jacksonville ford motor co. Per regulations the factory is encoded into each vehicle s vin as character 11 for north american models and character 8 for european models.
About the factory the 165 000 sqaure foot assembly plant located at 1901 hill street and designed by internationally recognized industrial architect albert kahn open its doors in 1924. Metro jacksonville takes a look inside of one of the urban core s largest industrial ruins. The brick façade large front windows and prominent triangular skylights were all a nod to henry ford s iconic ford motor company assembly plant. Exploring the ford motor company assembly plant october 12 2011 15 comments print article in an effort to promote the preservation of jacksonville s historic ford motor company assembly plant by hill street llc docomomo us florida aia jacksonville and old arlington inc the property was open on saturday oct.
Johns river that once operated in downtown east jacksonville. 8 for public tours. The following is a list of current and former facilities of ford motor company for manufacturing automobiles and other components.
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