Phoenix Mill, photo submitted c. 1989
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Phoenix Mill
14973 Northville Road, Northville Township - Wayne County
Other Names Phoenix Yard
Property Type factory
mill
Historic Use INDUSTRY/PROCESSING/EXTRACTION/manufacturing facility
Current Use GOVERNMENT
Style Other
Architect/Builder Henry Ford
Significant Person Henry Ford
Narrative Description The Phoenix Mill is a two-story building with one story exposed at the main entrance grade, and the full two stories above grade at the rear of the structure. The building has a flat roof and is rectangular in plan, with the long sides divided into six equal bays of large windows and the short sides regulated by two bays. The form, choice of building materials, lack of ornament and organization of the facades give the building a pronounced industrial appearance.
Statement of Significance The Phoenix Mill was the third of Henry Ford's village industries that opened. The village industries represented a new concept in large-scale industrial production and reflected the rapidly changing nature of the American economy and society in the early twentieth century.
Period of Significance 1901-1930
Significant Date(s) 1901-1945
Registry Type(s) 09/07/1989 State Register listed
Site ID# P25389