Wight Street Machine Shop
Wight Street was formerly known as Alexander Street and was the home of the Alexander Ship Building Company, later the Detroit Steamship Manufacturing Company, and then became the Iron Street Machine & Manufacturing Company. Later use of the building came as a shop to repair large commercial and semi-trucks. Mt. Elliott Park, which sits in front of the building on the Detroit River, used to be two dry dock boat assembly areas. The abandoned derelict facility is bordered by Iron Street, Wight Street and Meldrum Street. Meldrum Street was named for the Meldrum Farm which was on the east side and eventually bought by Ransom Olds on which to build his automobile factory where he first built the Curved-dash Oldsmobile.