General Motors plans to buy “Factory One,” a 133-year-old building in Flint, Mich. that officials says was the maker’s birthplace.
GM North America president Mark Reuss signed papers on Wednesday to buy the facility, although the details haven’t been finalized for what the maker will do with the building. One option being discussed is to build a museum with the original board room according to CBS.
Apart from taking the building over, GM will also act as the curator for the Durant-Dort office building across the street. The Flint Historical Foundation currently fills that role, but maintenance costs are too high, and Reuss said GM will now saddle the expense.
The purchase price of the properties wasn’t disclosed.