H.H. and M.B. Bryant’s first Ford dealership was located at 1602 Main (first photo below). But it wasn’t just an ordinary dealership. Henry Ford’s wife was the sister of H.H, so he had a bit of an in.
Ford was famous for revolutionizing the industry with the assembly line process, beginning with the 1914 Model T. It was common to do some final assembly at dealerships for a time. Bryant went a step further than most dealerships, building a large assembly plant at 27th and Fairview. In the aerieal photo below you can spot the jointed black roof of the assembly plant.