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Fisher Body 21

In the early days of automobile manufacturing it was often cheaper to outsource the manufacture of bodies to a separate company, as car bodies were made of wood and metal and thus required skilled tradesmen. Enter Fisher Body, established in 1908, Fisher would go on to become a leading manufacturer of automobile bodies in the early 20th century. By 1917 General Motors outsources all their work to Fisher. To meet the demand Fisher expanded their already vast network of plants. Plant 21, designed by Albert Khan was constructed in 1919 and focused primarily on metal stamping. Post-WW2 the plant constructed components for bus, limos, and ambulances. However when this was moved to Flint, MI the site was shut down in 1984. It operated as an industrial painter from 1990-1993 before that to went bankrupt. Today it sits empty, and remain contaminated despite EPA cleanup from 2004 to 2010.


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Taken on March 8, 2014