MotorCities National Heritage Area
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Phoenix Mill

Bought by Henry Ford in 1919 and then rebuilt by Albert Kahn by 1921, the Pheonix Mill opened for production the following year in 1922. Part of Ford's Village Industries, Ford employed only women to work in this factory. Especially unique was that Ford paid women workers the $5 day the same as the men working for him - at a time when the average pay for women was less than $1 per day. The facility is now owned by Wayne County and not opened to the public.


Address:
14973 Northville Road
Northville Township, MI 48170

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