Detroit Local Section

of the American Chemical Society

See Detroit before it was “The Motor City” 


Take a few minutes to see what was being manufactured in Detroit 130 years ago. 

The downloadable Powerpoint file contains the location of 40 manufacturers marked on either of 2 maps of Detroit with the location of 40 Manufacturing Facilities.

By clicking on the location, you are taken to a page with a description and a copy of an etching for the facility. 

We have also included the introduction and a section on Scientific Association Activities for you to review.



Detroit College

Jefferson just above St. Antoine

Birthplace of University of Detroit - Mercy

To download the Powerpoint program click HERE.