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Visual display of the American Motors Corporation lakefront plant demolition

American Motors Corporation lakefront plant demolition

  • 1990
  • A dump truck hauls away pieces of the AMC lakefront plan during its demolition in 1990. The lakefront plant, formerly the location of the Simmons factory, was razed after Chrysler closed it and shut down production of all but engines at the main Kenosha plant.
  • In 1954, Nash-Kelvinator Corporation joined with Hudson Motor Car Company to create the American Motors Corporation. Due to the drop in oil prices in the 1980s, the demand for AMC products was reduced and buyers went with foreign models that were less expensive. From the lack of income, AMC went downhill financially and was bought out by the Chrysler Corporation in 1987.

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Description of Original
1 photographic print : color ; 3 1/2 in. x 4 1/2 in.
Location of Original
Kenosha History Center : Industrial Photographic Print Collection, no. 556
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