The Yankee Air Museum, 2007
For our first Throw Back Thursday post, I have chosen a unique job we completed for the Yankee Air Museum in 2007. The structure was originally a school building which was built by Henry Ford in 1938. Donated to the Air Park after a devastating fire destroyed much of the Yankee Air Museum, Deitz House Moving Engineers was commissioned to relocate the structure.
The building was constructed from cinder blocks made from coal cinders salvaged from the Rouge Plant in Dearborn, MI. The school was built within a block of the Willow Run Bomber plant where Ford was producing B-24s. During WWII, it is said that children of female workers, dubbed "Rosie the Riveter", attended school there.
In 2007, we moved the school across the Willow Run Airport to its new location where it became the temporary headquarters for The Yankee Air Museum and eventually The Yankee Air Museum David & Andrea Robertson Education Center housing the museums library and archives.
If you have a commercial or historical structure and want to know how Deitz House Moving Engineers can assist you, please contact our team. Deitz is pleased to preserve the past so it can be enjoyed for generations to come.
Daniel Deitz is co-owner and lead structural moving engineer at Deitz House Moving Engineers, Inc. DHM owners Richard Deitz & Daniel Deitz have both served as President of the International Association of Structural Movers.