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Fisher Body Plant 21

A scene from inside the Fisher Body Plant 21 in Detroit Michigan. Fisher Body was an automobile coachbuilder founded by the Fisher brothers in 1908 in Detroit, Michigan; it had been a division of General Motors for many years, but in 1984 was dissolved to form other General Motors divisions.  The name and its iconic “Body by Fisher” logo were well known to the public, as General Motors vehicles displayed a “Body by Fisher” emblem on their door sill plates until the mid-1990s. The company constructed the now-abandoned Fisher Body Plant 21, on Piquette Street, in Detroit, in 1919. The building is now part of the Piquette Avenue Industrial Historic District. At the time, the company had more than 40 buildings encompassing 3,700,000 square feet of floor space.

Its capacity was 370,000 bodies per year and In 1916, the company became the Fisher Body Corporation. Its capacity was 370,000 bodies per year and its customers included Abbot, Buick, Cadillac, Chalmers, Chandler, Chevrolet, Oldsmobile, Packard, Studebaker and many more. Now an empty shell in the city.


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Gone Fishing

During the 10 minutes we had to roam around our entry point to the abandoned Packard plant in Detroit I manages to snap a few pictures before the security sirens went off and we started getting our license plates barked at us through a PA system. This was one the shots I stumbled upon entering the complex, how a boat ended up here is beyond me but for the length of time this place has been closed I am sure anything could turn up. The Packard plant was opened in 1903 and at the time was considered the most modern automobile manufacturing facility in the world with skilled craftsmen involved in over eighty trades. The factory complex closed in 1958, though other businesses operated on the premises or used it for storage until the late 1990s.

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