Autopsy of Architecture

Stories Behind the Nation's Historic Buildings & Structures

Tag: detroit

Packard Motor Car Company

Photo © 2020 David Bulit, Packard Motor Car Company - Detroit, Michigan

James Ward Packard and his brother William Doud Packard founded the Packard Electric Company in 1890 where they manufactured incandescent carbon arc lamps. James Packard was disappointed with a Winton Car Company automobile he purchased and being a mechanical engineer, believed he could build a better automobile than the Winton cars. After his suggestions for improvements were ignored