Group Wants to Open Historic Albert Kahn Designed Ford Plant for Tours

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HIGHLAND PARK (AP).- A historic Ford Motor Co. plant that churned out millions of Model Ts could be opened up for tours and host a visitors center for Detroit-area auto tourism under plans by a community development group. The Woodward Avenue Action Association hopes to buy and renovate part of the complex in the Detroit enclave of Highland Park, which was designed by noted architect Albert Kahn. It was home to the moving assembly line that revolutionized the auto industry, as well as the $5 average daily minimum wage credited with helping turn the working class into the middle class. Heather Carmona, the association’s executive director, said Thursday that the plant’s significance in the nation’s 20th-century manufacturing might is more relevant today as the U.S. auto industry and the Detroit area work