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See inside this abandoned factory, that used to be America's most advanced

Lovemoney Logo By Hannah Ward-Glenton of Lovemoney | Slide 1 of 22: Packard was an American luxury automobile arm of Packard Motor Car Company, first founded in Detroit, Michigan. The very first Packard vehicle was produced in 1899, but manufacturing of the automobiles rumbled to a stop just 57 years later. Since then, Detroit’s Packard Plant has become a ruined marvel, abandoned despite extensive redevelopment and rejuvenation plans. Click or scroll through the story of how it went from boom to bust.

Decrepit in Detroit

Packard was an American luxury automobile arm of Packard Motor Car Company, first founded in Detroit, Michigan. The very first Packard vehicle was produced in 1899, but manufacturing of the automobiles rumbled to a stop just 57 years later. Since then, Detroit’s Packard Plant has become a ruined marvel, abandoned despite extensive redevelopment and rejuvenation plans. Click or scroll through the story of how it went from boom to bust.
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