Company demolishes nearly 100-year-old Jacksonville plant where Ford Model T’s were assembled

Miami-based developer says shipyard company will take over, bring 300 jobs

Plant that once built Ford Motor Company Model T's in Jacksonville demolished. (Copyright 2023 by WJXT News4Jax - All rights reserved.)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Some more of Jacksonville’s history is now gone. The nearly 100-year-old Ford Motor plant site has been demolished.

News4JAX news partner Jacksonville Daily Record reported the city issued permits for the demolition for the old plant in Talleyrand near the Mathews Bridge.

Model-T cars were manufactured at the plant 97 years ago.

The Ford Motor Company occupied the site until the late 1960s.

A Miami-based developer now owns the site and said a shipyard company will be occupying the site soon and could bring 300 jobs with it.

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