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Flint in Genesee County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Josiah Dallas Dort

Committed to Flint

 
 
Josiah Dallas Dort: Committed to Flint Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, September 28, 2019
1. Josiah Dallas Dort: Committed to Flint Marker
Inscription.  
Josiah Dallas Dort took care of much more than business.
Dort was a founding partner of the Durant-Dort Carriage Company and later a president of Dort Motor Car Company. But he was also actively involved in the Flint Institute of Music, the Industrial Mutual Association, and the city's parks. Until his death in 1925, Dort encouraged young people to accept leadership positions in the community and urged corporations to donate land for public use.

"Nothing could possibly mean more to me than Flint."
Josiah Dallas Dort, 1919

You Auto Know
The preserved Durant-Dort office building and factory building are located on Water Street in downtown Flint.
 
Erected by MotorCities National Heritage Area, National Park Service.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the MotorCities National Heritage Area marker series.
 
Location. 43° 1.352′ N, 83° 40.761′ W. Marker is in Flint, Michigan, in Genesee County. Marker is on East Kearsley Street east of Crapo Street
Josiah Dallas Dort: Committed to Flint Marker - far left image image. Click for full size.
Photo courtesy of the Sloan Museum, Flint.
2. Josiah Dallas Dort: Committed to Flint Marker - far left image
Dort Doings was a publication of the Dort Motor Car Company. This edition, circa 1918, celebrated the end of World War I. J. Dallas Dort can be seen addressing Dort employees at a Liberty Loan Drive.
, on the left when traveling east. Marker is in front of the Flint Institute of Music. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1025 East Kearsley Street, Flint MI 48503, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Flint (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Flint Automobile Company (about 600 feet away); Applewood Estate (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Heart of the Farm (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gatehouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Demonstration Garden (approx. 0.2 miles away); Whaley House / Robert J. Whaley (approx. 0.3 miles away); Home (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Flint.
 
Also see . . .  J. Dallas Dort. Article about Dort on the Genesee County Historical Society's website. (Submitted on December 19, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.) 
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkIndustry & CommerceRoads & Vehicles
 
Josiah Dallas Dort: Committed to Flint Marker - near left image image. Click for full size.
Photo courtesy of the Kettering University Archives, Flint.
3. Josiah Dallas Dort: Committed to Flint Marker - near left image
J. Dallas Dort, known as "Mr. Flint" for his commitment to the community. He died of a heart attack during a round of golf in 1925.
Josiah Dallas Dort: Committed to Flint Marker - near right image image. Click for full size.
Photo courtesy of the Sloan Museum, Flint.
4. Josiah Dallas Dort: Committed to Flint Marker - near right image
Dort constructed this home for his family in 1906. This photograph, taken in 1967, shows the residence in its later years when it served as the Flint Institute of Music.
Josiah Dallas Dort: Committed to Flint Marker - far right image image. Click for full size.
Photo courtesy of the Kettering University Archives, Flint.
5. Josiah Dallas Dort: Committed to Flint Marker - far right image
Burroughs Park. Flint created fine parks through Dort's support and oversight of the Flint Parks system.
Josiah Dallas Dort: Committed to Flint Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, September 28, 2019
6. Josiah Dallas Dort: Committed to Flint Marker
The Flint Institute of Music is in the background.
Statue in front of the Flint Institute of Music image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, September 28, 2019
7. Statue in front of the Flint Institute of Music
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on December 19, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 19, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 37 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on December 19, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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