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Jerome81
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Posted on Wednesday, June 06, 2007 - 8:04 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I know the DCX facility is a bit east, but what is the big complex right on the corner? Looks like a huge, old factory of some sort. What is the history? This is not part of Lynch Road/Detroit Axle is it?
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Bussey
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Posted on Wednesday, June 06, 2007 - 8:21 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Is that the new Family Dollar warehouse?
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Mikem
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Posted on Wednesday, June 06, 2007 - 11:48 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The old Plymouth Lynch Road assembly plant - largest assembly plant in the world at the time.
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Jerome81
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Posted on Thursday, June 07, 2007 - 12:07 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I thought Lynch was down the street a bit to the east? The current detroit axle plant?

Or was the axle plant always there and the lynch assembly closed?
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Mikem
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Posted on Thursday, June 07, 2007 - 12:13 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

To the east on Lynch is Detroit Axle, previously known as Eldon Avenue Axle. Eldon is much older than Lynch Rd (1917 vs 1932).
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Jerome81
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Posted on Thursday, June 07, 2007 - 12:18 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

So the one right on the corner of Mt.Elliot and Lynch is the old assembly?

Is it being used today?

Funny the oldest building is the one they're still using to build car parts today while lynch is empty.

Oh, and why are they allowed to "abandon" property? Shouldn't DCX have to put the site back to its original standing if the building is vacant?
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Jerome81
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Posted on Thursday, June 07, 2007 - 12:27 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Oh, and what is the shipping company on the corner of French and Lynch.

Strange thing there are what appear to be a large manufacturing complex and a large shipping complex, yet the neighborhood is absolutely dead.
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Mikem
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Posted on Thursday, June 07, 2007 - 12:32 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yes, the southeast corner. There is more information on pages 2 & 4 of the Old Car Factory thread in the HOF section:









I think the building is owned by the city and has been subdivided into sections for basically warehouse purposes, as is the Huber Avenue Foundry. Eldon was built to build artillery during World War I, but has since been upgraded and expanded for the axle assembly function.
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Mikem
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Posted on Thursday, June 07, 2007 - 12:35 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

By shipping company, are you referring to the DCX transport fleet based there? For quite some time Chrysler has used that spot as a staging area for it's transport fleet.
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Psip
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Posted on Thursday, June 07, 2007 - 1:31 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Part of the Lynch road plant is now used as the warehouse of the Parade Company. All of the floats are stored and made there.

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