MotorCities National Heritage Area

August 14, 2019

Re-Dedication of the State Historic Marker for the First Mile of Concrete Highway in the World along Woodward Avenue in Detroit


WHEN: Wednesday, August 14, Noon; the unveiling will follow a brief program.


WHERE: Palmer Park, Woodward between McNichols and Seven Mile Roads, Detroit


WHO: The Detroit Entertainment Commission, Hagerty Insurance, MotorCities National Heritage Area and the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant have worked together to restore and re-dedicate the Michigan Historic Marker commemorating the first mile of concrete highway in the world, running along Woodward Avenue between McNichols and Seven Mile Road in Detroit.


Speakers will include:


1.           Gregory J. Reed of the Detroit Entertainment Commission and founder of this weekend’s 6th annual CruisiN’ the D event


2.           Martha G. Scott, Wayne County Commissioner


3.           Marcell Todd, Director, City of Detroit Planning Commission and Historic Designation


4.           Alex Rapanos, Territory Manager, Hagerty Insurance


5.           Brian Yopp, Director of Programs & Operations, MotorCities National Heritage Area


6.           David Flatt, Executive Director, Ford Piquette Avenue Plant