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Plymouth Motor Corporation Lynch Road Assembly Plant

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1928, Albert Kahn. 6334 Lynch Rd.

Walter Chrysler introduced the Plymouth automobile in 1928 to compete with Ford and Chevrolet in the low-price field and commissioned Kahn to design this assembly complex. The main assembly building, a steel and glass structure, 375 feet wide and 2,490 feet long, was at the time the largest automobile assembly building in the world. The Lynch Road plant was the last major new automobile plant built in Detroit until 1984, when the General Motors Hamtramck Assembly Plant opened.

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Kathryn Bishop Eckert


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Kathryn Bishop Eckert, "Plymouth Motor Corporation Lynch Road Assembly Plant", [Detroit, Michigan], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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Cover: Buildings of Michigan

Buildings of Michigan, Kathryn Bishop Eckert. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 102-102.

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