I believe there is one in Seattle that was an old Ford assembly factory.
It has been 'repurposed' for storage units. I believe I could find a pix
if given time - let me know. The exterior looks original/restored.
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On Thu, Jan 30, 2014 at 7:50 AM, Edward James
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> Dear all,
> Please allow me to pick your collective brain.
> I'm currently engaged in a bit of research regarding so-called Daylight
> Factories. These were a 20th Century evolution of the multi-storey mill,
> characterised by large windows - hence 'daylight'. A famous, and probably
> the largest, example is the Ford Factory in Highland Park, Detroit. There
> were a number also built here in the UK, with one well known designer being
> Wallis, Gilbert & Partners.
> I am looking for sources of information on any other Daylight Factories in
> the UK, and their designers. In particular I'm interested the location of
> any good surviving examples, in any condition, particularly if converted or
> re-purposed, but also those that are derelict or (heaven forbid) still used
> as factories, that members of Britarch might know about.
> I am grateful for any pointers any of you may be able to offer - although
> my research is unfortunately desk-based only, so much as I'd love to jump
> in the car and go on a hunt, I shall have to limit my site visits to Google
> Kind regards,
> Edward James