- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 7, 2015

DETROIT (AP) - Visitors will get up-close looks at the rusted steel beams, concrete walls, and factory floors in Detroit where Packard luxury cars were assembled.

The Detroit Free Press reports (https://on.freep.com/1RtWhEf ) Wednesday that 60 people have bought tickets for Oct. 24 guided tours through the old Packard auto factory complex on the city’s east side.

Tickets cost about $41 each. The money will go to the Detroit Area Art Deco Society nonprofit.

Peruvian developer Fernando Palazuelo bought the 40-acre site in 2013 at a tax foreclosure auction. He plans to redevelop it.

The plant was built in the early 1900s and has been a symbol of Detroit’s blight and past manufacturing glory. The last auto rolled out in the 1950s. The buildings later were used for other manufacturing and warehouses.


Information from: Detroit Free Press, https://www.freep.com

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