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The former Batchelder-Wasmund Company | by Angela Anderson-Cobb
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The former Batchelder-Wasmund Company

Now the site of the Composite Forgings Company factory on West Fort and 16th Street west of Downtown. Just a little fragment of history I stumbled across accidentally while driving down the surface of the moon-like road that is West Jefferson at that point.

 

Batchelder-Wasmund was responsible for the building of many of the private residences of some of the most prominent names in Detroit history as well as many public structures such as the YWCA, Cass Tech and Central High Schools, factories for the Dodge brothers, and Herman Kiefer Hospital.

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Taken on August 15, 2009