The Detroit Historical Society’s popular weekly “Behind the Scenes” series, sponsored by the DTE Energy Foundation, continues with a special tour of the Model T Automotive Heritage Complex on Saturday, April 21.
The Model T Automotive Heritage Complex, or T-Plex for short, tour takes place in Detroit’s historic Milwaukee Junction district - the emerging automobile industry's central location after the turn of the 20th century. The complex, located just north of the Detroit Historical Museum, is the original home of the Model T. Plans were drawn up by the Detroit firm of Field, Hinchman & Smith. The building was completed in 1904, and its main entrance was located on Piquette Avenue. On this tour, guests will walk the factory floor where Henry Ford experimented with the assembly line method of production, as well as see Ford’s office and the secret Experimental Room where he created the Model T.
The cost for the tour is $20 for Detroit Historical Society members and $30 for guests. Telephone reservations can be accepted Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are not sold the day of the tour. Those who register receive directions to the tour location, a map, and additional information in the mail one to two weeks prior to the tour.
For more information or to reserve your spot for the Detroit Historical Society’s Behind the Scenes Saturday tours or other 2012 events, call 313-833-1801.