Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Packard Plant - Detroit

 Main Entrance
Packard Motor Co. - Detroit, Michigan

On August 2, 2008 the main entrance to the Detroit Packard plant on E. Grand Blvd. was sold for $161,000 by RM Auctions at the Meadowbrook Concours d'Elegance. A week or so after this photo was taken the entire entrance facade was removed and shipped to America's Packard Museum in Dayton, Ohio.

Because there is no mention of this on their web site, and I have been unable to substantiate it otherwise, I have asked APM for confirmation that this is indeed in their possession. They have not replied. I have, however, found this  photo of the Packard lintel taken at America's Packard Museum in 2012.

The other doorway on the Grand Blvd. side was rescued by Packard Motor Car Foundation founding member Richard Kughn at the same auction for $92,000. It will be preserved by the at the Packard Proving Grounds property in Shelby Twp., Michigan.

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