With apologies for the late notice, last month, U.S. Interior Secretary Gale Norton designated the Ford Motor Co. Piquette Plant, birthplace of the Model T car, as a National Historic Landmark. Said Norton in a statement: "National treasures are exceptional places that shed light on our history and help explain our past."

Less than 2,500 sites have received the National Historic Landmark designation. The Model T Automotive Heritage Complex, aka ‘T-Plex’, was pleased with Secretary Norton’s announcement.

"That area is the cradle of the automotive industry," said Jerald Mitchell, founder and CEO of T-Plex. "It's already in a city historic district, a state historic site, and on the National Register of Historic Places. The landmark status is the most exclusive."

We at Autoblog can’t help but agree and offer our congratulations.

[Source: Detroit News]

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